Sean Penn on a talk show visit Monday demanded that only moviegoers vaccinated against the coronavirus see his new movie Flag Day in theaters.
The 61-year-old Oscar-winning actor, while promoting the drama he directed and stars in, made the request when he appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers on NBC.
Seth, 47, asked Sean if it was ‘very special’ that the film which also stars his daughter Dylan, 30, is available in theaters after an 18-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic .
Vaccination request: Sean Penn on a Monday talk show visit requested that only vaccinated moviegoers see his new movie Flag Day in theaters
“For me, the fact that it’s in theaters and especially that it’s exclusively in theaters because I think it appeals to those like me. You know, if I’m interested in seeing the movie, I don’t want the convenience of the little box when something like Flag Day has been made for the big screen, ”Sean said.
Sean said he was lucky to have MGM as a distributor because they believed in the film the same and granted the exclusive period in theaters.
“But I still feel at this point that I have to say that I hope, I would ask, that as much as I want people to all go to the theater, I really only want people who are vaccinated and safe. to themselves and to each other to go there, ”Sean said.
“And it will be released, but most of the people who aren’t vaccinated are probably not interested in my films anyway,” he added.
In theaters: “But I still feel at this point that I have to say that I hope, I would ask, that even though I want people to all go to the theater, I really only want people who are. vaccinated and are safe for themselves and each other, ”said Sean
“Yeah, that’s a good point,” Seth said laughing.
Seth also asked Sean about the soundtrack for the film and the director explained that it involved “songs as characters”.
He also revealed that Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, 56, who he worked with on Into The Wild, also came on board for Flag Day and arranged the music.
Musical Element: Seth also asked Sean about the soundtrack for the film and the director explained that it involved “songs as characters”
Eddie’s teenage daughter Olivia Vedder, 17, also sang two songs in the film, Sean said.
Sean’s son, Hopper, 28, also has a role in Flag Day.
Flag Day was released in select theaters on Friday.
Family Affair: Sean directed and stars in Flag Day which also stars his daughter Dylan and stars his son Hopper