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Sean Penn On Acting, Activism And Being An Author

Sean Penn attends the 7th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HAITI RISING Gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
Sean Penn attends the 7th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HAITI RISING Gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Between supporting charitable organizations, wrapping on a new sci-fi series for Hulu and criticizing the president, Sean Penn has found time to finish the follow-up to his debut novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.

In Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn, Penn follows the exploits of Bob Honey, a septic tank entrepreneur turned international mallet-wielding assassin, as he makes his way to D.C. for a confrontation with a (rather Trumpian) character known as the “landlord.”

Penn isn’t one to hide his feelings on politics. He recently predicted that President Donald Trump would fail in his bid for re-election due to a surge in frustrated young voters.

Penn talks about his new novel, his activism and why he’s “fueled by rage.”

Produced by Kathryn Fink.

GUESTS

Sean Penn, Actor; director; author, “Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn”; founder, CORE

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