Just one day after news broke that the drug lord El Chapo has been captured after seven months on the loose, Sean Penn has published the first-ever interview with the criminal.
The 55-year-old actor interviewed the drug lord back in September in Mexico for a Rolling Stone piece and El Chapo (whose real name is Joaquín Guzmán Loera) was given final approval on the article, though he did not ask for any changes.
In the interview, Guzman said that he began this way of life when he was 15 and he openly boasted about his business.
“I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world. I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats,” he said. When asked about the violence in the business, he said, “Look, all I do is defend myself, nothing more. But do I start trouble? Never.”
Guzman wanted to know about about Hollywood and it has been reported that he wanted to make a documentary about himself.
“He is interested in the movie business and how it works,” Sean said in the article. “He’s unimpressed with its financial yield. The P&L high side doesn’t add up to the downside risk for him. He suggests to us that we consider switching our career paths to the oil business.”
Donald Trump was even discussed. There were rumors that El Chapo had put a $100 million bounty on the presidential candidate’s head. “I mention Trump. El Chapo smiles, ironically saying, ‘Ah! Mi amigo!’” the actor wrote.
To read the full article, visit RollingStone.com!