Class Act: Alec Baldwin Says He May Go to School to Learn How to Be New York City's Mayor

Alec Baldwin says he's thinking of running for mayor of New York, but not until he learns more about the job.

The "30 Rock" actor tells The New York Times he'll sit out 2013 but will consider running in a later election.

In a wide-ranging interview, the 53-year-old actor says he's talking with two top universities about enrolling in a master's program in politics and government. He says he wants to better understand what the fiscal imperatives of the mayor's job are.

He says running in 2013 also is impossible because he's obligated to complete the current season of "30 Rock."

He says he plans to establish a permanent city residence before running. His legal residence is Amagansett, Long Island. He has owned a Manhattan apartment for two decades.