Alec Baldwin: 'Paparazzi are a menace'
Published Jun 21 2012, 20:28 BST | By Tara Fowler Alec Baldwin
has described the paparazzi as a "menace".
The Rock of Ages
star allegedly attacked a photographer
in New York on June 19 after leaving the city's marriage license bureau with his fiancée Hilaria Thomas.
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At a screening of his newest movie To Rome with Love
, Baldwin confessed that he finds the "illegitimate press" to be very difficult.
"[It's] a very stressful thing because for me, it's ruining the life of my wife-to-be, and what if I had a kid?" he told Access Hollywood
"It really is something that's become a menace," he added. "Most of the paparazzi have their foot out to trip you. They want you to fall on the ground and they want to get that shot.
"They want you to pick your nose and get that shot. They want to provoke you or catch you. They're not there to make you look good. The paparazzi are never there to make you look good, never."
On Wednesday (June 20), the actor dismissed reports that he "shoved and punched" the photographer
, saying he simply pushed him out of the way.