In an interview with CBS This Morning, Penn admitted his passion for the big screen had dwindled.
“You know, I think that this has been true for some time. 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.”
Sean Penn recently made a career change and published his first novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. The novel is a satire about an assassin who kills people with a mallet. He’s come a long way since Fast Times at Ridgemont High.