Over the years, Sean Penn has made a name for himself through the many roles that he serves in the entertainment industry. Sean Penn has served as an actor, a writer, a producer, and a director during the course of his career. In exchange for his dedicated work, he has received several Best Actor Academy Awards. Sean Penn is especially famous for interviewing numerous high-profile government officials, drug lords, and survivors of catastrophic events. Corey Seymour of Vogue Magazine called Sean Penn in order to get his views on the criticisms of his new book Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.
Sean Penn on the Novel
The idea of creating a book, rather than a screenplay, is different in itself to Sean comments on the Trump era. Sean attributes the difference due to the collaborative efforts that go into making a screenplay, whereas the ideas in a novel are all his own. This independence is what Sean believes allowed him to create the product that he did in Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff; he believed that he was approaching the end of his fuse when it came to working with others and that he could not work as well with others as he did in the past. For now, writing is an activity that is more enjoyable to him and allows for him to utilize his creativity.
sean penn’ed a novel titled “bob honey who just do stuff” pic.twitter.com/WrELjGWbN9
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As opposed to his earlier screenplays, where he created the scripts using a typewriter, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff was created using a method that was unusual for Sean. He created Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff by using dictation. The process, which was caused by the aging of his typewriter, was done with the help of Sean’s assistant. Dictation allowed for Sean to transfer his ideas to paper faster than using a typewriter.
The subject of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff may be perceived differently among different readers. Sean didn’t create the book to be an opinion piece, but rather to support social equality. The book addresses various modern movements, such as the #MeToo Movement, in order to promote social equality. Rather than allowing people to be divisive, Sean explains that the book promotes inclusion.
Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff may not be the final book that Sean Penn is writing-. Though he did not fully confirm a new project in his interview with Corey Seymour, Sean stated that he is currently working on a new novel. He confirmed, however, that he is not working on any new works involving acting but that he is somewhat interested in directing a movie that is currently being created.