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Sean Penn had a busy week, appearing on CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Trevor Noah in New York City on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, before making a final stop at TBS’ Conan in Los Angeles on Thursday to promote his new novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. The book, Penn’s debut, has been harangued by critics.
Penn first made headlines when he lit up a cigarette and spoke with Colbert about the inspirations for his new novel while admittedly dealing with an Ambien hangover from a red-eye flight the night before.
On Thursday, the Oscar winner dropped by Conan O’Brien’s show in Burbank, looking slightly less out-of-it, where he discussed his relationship with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who produced one of Penn’s films in the 1990s.
“He exerted the same level of charm that he does today,” Penn quipped. The actor went on to say that he thought Bannon was a “crook” when he met him, and that he “didn’t even realize it was the same Steve Bannon” when Donald Trump’s presidential campaign began in full swing.
Penn also shared a picture of himself on a recent airplane trip, where it “was possible there had been some embibement (sic),” and noted, “I think I’ve always felt the most piece of mind when I’m most bedraggled.”
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