Sean Penn Says He's 'Not in Love' With Acting Anymore
By Jackie Willis
Sean Penn is arguably one of the best actors of his generation -- but he's not so into it anymore.
The 57-year-old star tells Tracy Smith in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, set to airthis weekend, that he has other interests beyond being a leading man. "I think that this has been true for some time," he admits.
"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," Penn explains. "But I don’t have a visceral -- I’m not in love with that anymore."
The two-time Oscar winner is now promoting his first novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, which is about a septic tank salesman-turned-assassin who kills people with a mallet.
"You know, some people are going to get this book and some people are not going to get this book,” Penn says. “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?"
Check out more of his interview when CBS Sunday Morning airs March 25 at 9 a.m. ET on CBS.