Alec Baldwin can trace his weight loss back to a lie that Pete Davidson told him. On Tuesday's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 27-year-old Saturday Night Live star opened up about the hilarious story behind the 63-year-old actor getting in shape.
"I was on set and Alec was hosting and it was a sketch where I had to be shirtless. And, you know, I guess I'm a little bit cut or whatever... there's no nice way to say that, OK?" Davidson quipped of his physique. "So he came up to me and he was like, 'What do you do?' And I didn't want to be rude and say, 'I just still have a metabolism. I'm not in my mid-50s.' So to make him feel better, I said, 'Oh man, I do 100 push ups and 100 sit ups every day.'"
Though The King of Staten Island star does not actually partake in this fitness regimen, his comment inspired Baldwin.
"Then he got the [Donald] Trump gig [on SNL] and so I would see him every week. And every time I'd run into him in the hall, he'd be like, '100 a day!'" Davidson said, laughing. "And he started to do it and he lost like 100 pounds. And he says it's all because of me."
Baldwin confirmed the story during a 2019 interview on The Howard Stern Show, saying "Pete Davidson said, ‘Do 100 push-ups a day, every day.' And I do it now, I do more. I do like 125, 150. You build up."