The state of our world is something many people aren’t cool with, and for obvious good reason. While some people aren’t sure what to do to change it, others are taking action. Many reports have declared that Masters of Sex and Passengers star Michael Sheen is leaving acting to fight the far-right, because activism is where his heart is right now.
But Sheen wants everyone to know that he’s not quitting acting, he’s simply becoming more involved in community issues.
Sheen’s hometown of Port Talbot in Wales voted to leave the European Union in the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote, according to The Telegraph. Sheen expressed his thoughts on Tumblr and laid out the facts about what he said and didn’t say.
When asked if his activism will get in the way of his career, he said that it might mean that he’d be working less as an actor, and possibly even stop for a bit at some point. But right now, that’s all up in the air.
We completely respect Sheen’s determination to make things better. It’s certainly a lot easier to sit back and watch destruction and problems happen from afar, but that won’t affect any kind of positive change.
And it’s definitely good to know he won’t be quitting acting.