While it initially sounds pretty brave and somewhat dangerous to conduct such an interview, it now has landed Penn in the hot seat! That’s right. U.S. authorities want to know why he didn’t give them any information on the drug lord’s location prior to the interview.
However, he isn’t alone. Mexican actress Kate del Castillo allegedly joined Penn in his interview with El Chapo. According to Variety, Castillo plays a “ruthless drug cartel leader” in a current role. She was sent to the interview by a Producer that Penn named “Espinoza.” Now, she too is undergoing questioning regarding her involvement.
To an extent, it’s interesting that Penn was able to arrange such an interview. But has he crossed the line here? Yes, Chapo was captured and brought back to prison. But were there ACTUAL good intentions behind Penn getting in the interview seat?