Michael Sheen has plans to be more politically active

BY ADAM WIDMER | PUBLISHED: 12-19-2016

Welsh actor, Michael Sheen, announced plans to focus on political activism.

Welsh actor, Michael Sheen, announced plans to focus on political activism.

Times Magazine reported that Sheen, a Bafta nominated actor, was planning to put his acting career on hold and begin a formal political career. Sheen has since cleared up those rumors, refuting both. At 47, Sheen still has a promising acting career ahead of him. He said that he may at some point have to put a stop to his acting career to take on his political ambitions, but that he had not decided anything of that magnitude as of yet. According to Sheen, he will simply begin focusing more of his energy into his home of Port Talbot, Wales. "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," explained Sheen in an interview with theTimes."What I think must be resisted is the re-emerging spectre of fascism in the West. Our democracy must be defended and each of us needs to decide how we can contribute to that effort."

Sheen has been motivated greatly by the recent United States of America 2016 Presidential Election as well as the United Kingdom Brexit vote. Port Talbot supported the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, which solidified the thoughts Sheen had of returning home. Sheen hopes to bring his outspokenness on such issuesas homelessness, fracking, freedom of information and support for National Health Services and the United Nations Nations International Children's Emergency Fund back to his hometown.

 

 

 

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