Washington, September 12 (ANI): Actor Alec Baldwin has a body double for his role in hit TV Show 30 Rock, as he can’t spare enough time to film it himself, it has emerged.
The star apparently works just three days a week, as he needs to travel back to Los Angeles to spend time with his daughter Ireland.
According to sources it has led to the comedy show creator and star, Tina Fey, organizing rehearsals and scenes around Baldwin’s absence, by using a stand-in.
“Tina saves Alec’s speaking lines for his arrival on set, but everything else is shot with a stand-in,” Fox News quoted an on-set source as saying.
Most shots featuring Baldwin’s character are shot from behind or sideways.
The insider said: “Those [body double takes] make it into the final cut of the show. There are many back shots and side shots that don’t show Alec’s face, because it is his stand-in on Alec’s days off.
“The goal is to have everything ready to shoot Alec when he’s there, with as little stress as possible.
“He does not have the desire to be tied to a set six or seven days a week, and Tina was willing to work it so that he could get everything he wanted. Alec can pretty much do anything he wants at ’30 Rock’.”
Baldwin was spotted at the U.S. Open this week watching tennis. (ANI)