Saturday, December 17, 2016

Todays Hero: Michael Sheen Says He Is Quitting Acting to Fight the Far-Right 'Fascist' Politics

Todays Hero: Michael Sheen Says He Is Quitting Acting to Fight the Far-Right 'Fascist' Politics
By Blake Bakkila 


Michael Sheen says he is quitting Hollywood and making the move back to England, all in the name of politics.

In an interview with the U.K.’s Times that was published on Saturday, Sheen said he was leaving Hollywood and acting behind to fight against far-right populism “for the time being.”

"In the same way as the Nazis had to be stopped in Germany in the Thirties, this thing that is on the rise has to be stopped," the Passengers actor, 47, told British newspaper The Times on Saturday, December 17. "It's not going to look like this in 10 years' time. Everything has shifted. The dice are being rolled again."

“It will be a big change for how people relate to me,” he said. “Once I’m in, I’m fully in, and this is big. As soon as you start to be effective, then people try to crush you, because it’s dangerous.”
 
Sheen went on to explain that his participation in the National Theatre of Wales’s The Passion first inspired him to get involved in community organizations, and he said his increased political activism has been a “natural progression” to “having a more direct influence.”

"There is never an excuse to not speak up for what you think is right," the actor and political activist said in the video. "You must stand up for what you believe. But first of all, by God, believe in something!"

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http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/michael-sheen-quitting-acting-to-fight-fascist-politics-w456616
 

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