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Michael Sheen to Quit Acting for Politics, Girlfriend Sarah Silverman Shows Her Approval

Michael Sheen to Quit Acting for Politics, Girlfriend Sarah Silverman Shows Her Approval

Michael Sheen has announced that he will quit acting to fight the far-right in the United Kingdom and his girlfriend Sarah Silverman has shown her support for his decision.

The 47-year-old actor, who will be seen in the new movie Passengers, plans on moving back to Wales after living in Los Angeles for the past 14 years. The news comes a couple weeks after his show Masters of Sex was canceled after four seasons.

“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,” Michael told The Times. He credited the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump as reasons for getting involved in politics.

“It’s not going to look like this in 10 years’ time. Everything has shifted. The dice are being rolled again,” Michael added.

Click inside to see how Sarah Silverman reacted to the news to read more of what Michael said…

It appears that Sarah is a supporter of the decision as she retweeted Michael‘s speech defending the NHS after the news was announced. Watch it below!

Michael acknowledges that this will be a big change for him and those close to him.

“It will be a big change for how people relate to me. 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,” he said.


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