…and those of us who were subjected to The Last Face can say movies (and Charlize Theron) aren’t in love back! Sean Penn is on a media tour for his foray into literature, and – surprisingly – it isn’t just to reporters on MSNBC and Mother Jones. He’s popping up this weekend on CBS Sunday Morning to promote his thinly veiled Donald Trump assassin book.
CBS released a preview of his interview coming later this week, and he says that after 40 years in the biz, it’s beginning to lose its luster:
“It can be great when you’re working with good actors or good directors or good writing as an exercise. But, do I have a belief that it has a lasting value? Maybe, I could make the argument intellectually. But I don’t have a visceral — I’m not in love with that anymore.”
To the detriment of librarians everywhere, Sean is now in love with writing. I only say that because you know libraries in the Red states that carry his books are now doomed to protests and getting egged since nothing rallies Republican protesters like Planned Parenthood, French Toast, and Sean “Let’s do shots with El Chapo” Penn. Sean’s book is about a very Trump-like character who gets into office with the help of pissed off Americans and Russian interference. Sean says it’s all satire:
“You know, some people are gonna get this book and some people are not going to get this book. Some people, I think, will really enjoy it, others will loathe it. And that really is what I’d like to say about me, you know?”
I see what Sean is trying to say, but my guess is that most people will loathe it as soon as they see the cover and read, “By Sean Penn.”