Sean Penn smokes cigarettes during Stephen Colbert show interview

Despite their differing views on parenting, Penn says their children - Dylan, 26, and Hopper, 24 - are doing well.

Sean Penn smoked cigarettes and admitted he was still feeling the effects of sedative Ambien during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday (26Mar18). Colbert pointed out Penn is always a bit low-key in interviews, wondering, "How do you tell Sean Penn on Ambien from Sean Penn not on Ambien?"

The two-time Academy Award victor described his book, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff as "the conversation once a year with the drunken uncle".

"It's all about where you engage in an expression creatively, one way or another, and the greatest thing that an actor can bring to the party is to play well with others, it's the collaboration".

After Penn lit up on stage, it didn't take long for Twitter users to chime in about the actor's unusual late night behavior. "It never occurred to me upon rejection, to claim anger over it, or to mistreat the person as a result of it", he said, calling victims who report abuse "heroes".

'Why is Sean Penn smoking on Stephen Colbert show [sic], he can't go without a cigarette for 10 minutes. Back when Penn still collaborated with others - during the 2016 election season, specifically - he, Frances McDormand and a few others recorded a free audiobook version of the story.

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Daniels reiterated the claims on “60 Minutes” Sunday night

Representatives for "The Late Show" and Penn didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment. "And I increasingly don't play well with others".

"You know Bob Mueller is watching this interview, right?"

Meanwhile, Penn told comedian Marc Maron in a podcast that that he and his ex-wife Robin Wright "don't have a lot of conversation". "I'm on that train with you".

"This is job security for oncologists", Penn said.

Later, the conversation turned to this past Saturday's "March For Our Lives".

"Within days of that not only are they stating their case with incredible sobriety and articulate words but in such an inclusionary way", said Penn.

  • Jacqueline Ellis