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Sean Penn Says He Doesn't Want Unvaccinated People Seeing His Movie in Theaters

Sean Penn Says He Doesn't Want Unvaccinated People Seeing His Movie in Theaters

Sean Penn is doubling down.

Last month, it was reported that the two-time Oscar-winning actor was refusing to continue working on his upcoming Starz series Gaslit until everyone on set had been vaccinated.

In an interview with CNN‘s Michael Smerconish about his new film Flag Day, Sean shared his thoughts about unvaccinated people going to see his movies.

Click inside to see what he said…

“I am so grateful that audiences — and yes, we’ll come around to that I would request only vaccinated audiences — have an opportunity to see this theatrically,” the actor said. “It’s rare these days to have something that is exclusively theatrical. Eventually it will stream, and that’s a better time for the unvaccinated to see it, though I think I’ll probably offend them out of that choice.”

According to Variety, at the premiere of Flag Day on August 11 Sean said, “I do request people who are not vaccinated, don’t go to the cinemas. Stay home until you are convinced of these very clearly safe vaccines.”

“I didn’t want to feel complicit in something that was taking care of one group and not the other,” he told CNN, adding that only crew members who work directly with actors are required to be vaccinated. “And I do believe that everyone should get vaccinated. I believe it should be mandatory, like turning your headlights on in the car at night.”

Sean stars in Flag Day opposite his daughter Dylan and you can watch the trailer for the movie here.

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