Newswire: Michael Sheen says he’s quitting acting to be a political activist

Masters Of Sex star—and one true Wesley Snipes—Michael Sheen has announced that he’s stepping away from acting for a while, in order to work as a political activist. Variety reports that Sheen, who recently co-starred in the upcoming Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence space romance Passengers, is returning to his native Wales to combat the rise of far-right triumphs like Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.

“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,” Sheen told London’s The Times. “It’s not going to look like this in ten years’ time. Everything has shifted. The dice are being rolled again.”

Sheen hasn’t announced how long he’ll stay out of the on-screen performance game, but he is currently free of acting commitments, Showtime having recently …

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