Even though Sean Penn is known for theater and film work as an actor, writer, producer and more, he’s now given up the acting scene temporarily and now living a life of servanhood. He has worked with people such as the Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, Cuban President, and Mexican drug lord El Chapo to speak about war. In other countries he’s helped relief organizations do charitable work to help places experiencing disasters get back on their feet. But now Sean Penn’s latest work is to write his first novel called “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.” The novels about a man who works as a septic tank salesman but just happens to be employed by the US government as a mercenary for hire. Already The New York Times and many other reputable sources are calling it a hit, truthful, and hilarious.
In a recent interview with vogue, Sean Penn is asked several questions about writing the book and the differences between finishing a screenplay or film rather than a novel. He discusses that when coming to the end of a film project requires much collaboration from other individuals it truly depends on how you may feel. To walk away feeling proud or disappointed. However, when you are writing a book it may have slightly a collaborative effort, but the majority of it is your ideas and information that you decided to be put out. You get to feel complete knowing that you left nothing out and have no need for leaving an apology. Sean Penn described how he had gotten to a point in his career where he did not like working and collaborating with others, not the people but sharing the creative space. Having so much on his mind that he needed another creative outlet without the burning expectation to release a hit work.
Sean also gave a hint that he is working on another book. I actually spoke about how he has another movie in my mind. However, he doesn’t really have an interest in making movies at the moment. But to spend majority of his time and creative energy writing more books. Sean hopes to leave his books open for people enjoy meanwhile enjoy the new freeing creative process.