07/12/2011 03:43 GMT | Updated 05/02/2012 05:12 GMT

Alec Baldwin Kicked Off Flight For Playing Words With Friends

Alec Baldwin has been kicked off a plane for refusing to stop playing the iPhone game Words With Friends.

Baldwin was playing the Scrabble-like game while waiting for his American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York to leave the gate on Tuesday.

The 30 Rock actor apparently loves the game so much that when asked to turn off his phone he was prepared to leave his flight to continue playing.

"Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing Words With Friends while we sat at the gate, not moving," Baldwin said via Twitter.

He later added that American Airlines was "where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950s find jobs as flight attendants".

American Airlines have not commented on the story, but airport police were not called to deal with the incident.