Michael Sheen Is Leaving Hollywood to Be Political Activist

The 'Passengers' actor wants to make a difference following the U.K. Brexit and Donald Trump's victory in U.S. election.

AceShowbiz - %cMichael Sheen% announces his retirement from movie industry. Shaken by U.K. Brexit and %cDonald Trump%'s victory in U.S. election, the 47-year-old actor plans to leave Los Angeles and return home to his hometown of Port Talbot, Wales to fight against "hard populist right."

"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," he explained to The Times U.K. "It's not going to look like this in 10 years' time. Everything has shifted. The dice are being rolled again."

He's aware that his decision might affect people's views on him and he's unsure if his relationship with girlfriend %cSarah Silverman% would continue when he moved back to U.K. "It will be a big change for how people relate to me," he said. "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."

Michael Sheen has released two movies this year "Alice Through the Looking Glass" and "Nocturnal Animals". He will next star in "Passengers (2016)".

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