Michael Sheen to swap acting for activism against 'populist right'
‘It will be a big change for how people relate to me,’ says the actor who was galvanised by his hometown’s vote for Brexit ... “Once I’m in, I’m fully in, and this is big. It will be a big change for how people relate to me” ... He has been based in Los Angeles for the past 14 years ... Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election put “massive urgency” into a decision to go home ... Port Talbot, which voted overwhelmingly for Brexit in the June referendum – a result that initially left the actor “sad and frustrated” but then determined to fight back. “How can I be most effective?” Sheen said. “What am I going to do?” as he jabbed himself in the chest.
Sheen said he was not signed up for any future acting projects.Cause or effect, Michael? Don't worry, people will know exactly how to *relate* to you.
In other news: having just joined Momentum, Paul Mason is threatening to leave! [I am not making any of this up.] Make yer bloody mind up, man!
UPDATE: h/t commenter Andrew Z - it may turn out the Sheen story is bollocks! That's the Graun for you. I look forward to Mason updating us on his part in the Momentum saga