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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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  • Visitor

    Good for him.

  • Ash

    Bye Felicia.

  • Nova

    He knows & understands what is happening. Awareness is very good.

  • Mercyneal

    Um, no. Absolutely it is NOT good for him. How’s the stock market working out for ya, pal?

  • Mercyneal

    He’s not even American. A smug idiot

  • Nancy Duggan

    When you call people idiot it really helps to make some semblance of sense, and you aren’t even close..

  • Jack Lemon

    Nice excuse to dump the talentless Sarah Silverman. Can not say I blame him for wanting to get away from her.

  • Jack Lemon

    Nice excuse to dump the talentless Sarah Silverman. Can not say I blame him for wanting to get away from her.

  • Nova

    It doesn’t matter that he isn’t American. He is a wise human being.

  • Marty McFly

    This is the funniest thing I have read all day! He has no plan, just says a few words, makes a vague announcement… and now I read that his show was recently canceled? I have a feeling that had a wee bit more to do with whatever this is this guy I had to Google ( and am still underwhelmed about… good heavens by age 47, most people who make their money acting have racked up a few more credits!) will be doing. Or pretending to do. REAL activists keep their day jobs. Because real activists still have to put food on the table. I am guessing he is independently wealthy?
    Will Hollywood ever recover the loss of this…. guy I heard of for the first time TONIGHT? Hahaaa!

  • Marty McFly

    Please explain to us what it is, exactly, that makes him wise.

  • Nova

    Well McFly, if I have to explain it to you than you are not in a state of awareness , and it’s useless to try.