Michael Sheen is tak­ing a step back from his ca­reer

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

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.

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