Sean Penn Lights Up Cigarettes During Interview With Stephen Colbert

Emmett Rice
March 28, 2018

Stephen Colbert "inherited" some of Sean Penn's Ambien hangover when the actor made an appearance on Late Show Monday night.

The actor smoked during Monday night's interview, and it garnered a great deal of attention from viewers.

Colbert, who provided Penn with an ashtray when he lit up, also talked to Penn about the cigarettes. Colbert asked, "So in other words, you're still a little bit on the Ambien train right now?" Colbert asked, to which Penn responded, "A little bit".

The two-time Academy Award victor has written "Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff: A Novel", which is described as "a scorching, darkly amusing novel about Bob Honey - a modern American man, entrepreneur, and part-time assassin".

Fans of the show on Twitter were more outraged, saying that smoking cigarettes on TV was supposed to be a thing of the past and that it promotes unsafe behavior.

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But that didn't stop Penn from lighting up inside the CBS studio. #Jobsecurity for the oncologists. From innocent details like the two watching Shark Week to more serious specifics like Daniels being threatened in a parking lot to keep quiet about her interactions with Trump, the hotly-anticipated interview was certainly a must-see affair (at least according to the ratings).

'What happens as you get older is your idealism gets chipped at a bit and then you're looking for hope. and in my case, to get to 57 years old and when I need hope the most it's harder and harder to find.

"I increasingly don't play well with others". 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.

A multi-talented and respected host, writer, producer, satirist and comedian, Colbert is well-known for his previous late night show, "The Colbert Report", which concluded on Friday, Dec. 18, 2014. He told Colbert, "I'm doing well".

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