Alec Baldwin wanted to be one of the most famous killers on television.
The three-time Emmy Award winner has revealed that he once pursued a major role on HBO's critically acclaimed drama, "The Sopranos."
The role he hoped to bring to life was that of the man who kills New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano (played by James Gandolfini) and riding off into the sunset with his wife, Carmela (played by Edie Falco).
"I called up whoever it was and said there's only one man in this business who should come in, whack Jimmy, and ride off with Edie, and I am that man," Baldwin recalled to "Sopranos" co-stars Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa on a recent episode of their "Talking Sopranos" podcast.
"They were like, 'Sure, great. We'll add your name to the list of all the Irish actors who think that they should be on 'The Sopranos,'" he quipped.
The controversial actor had his pedigree to back him up — and a professional connection with Gandolfini, with whom he appeared in films such as the 1996 legal thriller "The Juror" and the Tennessee Williams play "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1992.
He ultimately never got chance to appear on the hit series because viewers were literally left in the dark about the future of Tony Soprano during the infamous open-ended cut-to-black final scene in 2007.
Though the "Glengarry Glen Ross" star never got to check a "Sopranos" appearance off of his bucket list, he still describes himself as a "superfan" of the show.