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Sean Penn urges movie fans to get vaccinated

As the war on Coronavirus wages onward, Sean Penn has told film fans not to venture to the cinemas until they’ve received the vaccination. 

Speaking at the premiere for his new film Flag Day, starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Regina King, the actor and director stated, “I have to say that I do request people who are not vaccinated, don’t go to the cinemas…Stay home until you are convinced of these very clearly safe vaccines”. 

These recent comments come after Sean Penn refused to return to the set of TV thriller Gaslit until everyone on set had been vaccinated, continuing his hard-line on coronavirus safety measures. Speaking to Yahoo, Penn also noted, “This is one of those things that should be mandatory…My deep belief, personally, is that it’s no different having everybody being able to drive 100 miles an hour in a car”.

In 2020, Sean Penn also helped to set up a free Coronavirus testing site in Malibu with CORE, where according to USA Today, he hoped to “save lives and alleviate depletion of resources”. The actor also added, “We have an infrastructure in place to respond, and so we decided that we would if we could be value added”.

Discussing the state of resources, Penn also noted, “It’s something that we can adapt to very quickly with the training of the Los Angeles Fire Department initially. And then we’re able to take all those firemen and put them back in to serve the people in the way that we need them to”.

The actor has been vocal about wanting Americans to take precautions against Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, reportedly offering free Covid tests at the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020. It is thought that 195 million Americans have now received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. 

Take a look at the trailer for Sean Penn’s new film, Flag Day, below.