Michael Sheen is taking a step back from his career
The ‘Masters of Sex’ star has lived in Los Angeles for the last 14 years, but is now planning to return to his native Wales to be a full-time activist and has confirmed he currently has no TV or movie projects in the pipeline. He told The Times newspaper: “It will be a big change for how people relate to me. Once I’m in, I’m fully in, and this is big. As soon as you start to be effective, then people try to crush you, because it’s dangerous.” The 47-yearold actor - who is in a relationship with comic Sarah Silverman - claimed the recent US presidential election, which will see Donald Trump take office in the coming months, spurred him on to take action. He added: “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. “It’s not going to look like this in ten years’ time. Everything has shifted. The dice are being rolled again.” Following the publication of the interview, Michael has insisted he is not quitting acting entirely, but is taking a break as he wants to focus on his increased interest in community issues “back at home”. He said: “I DID NOT declare that I’m ‘quitting acting and leaving Hollywood’ to go into politics.