Sean Penn doesn’t care what people have to say about him or his career. When you’re as successful and as experienced as him, criticism rolls right off your back. During his appearance on Conan’s show last night, Penn said he didn’t care about the critics’ response to his latest, and first, novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.”
During his chat with the host, he asked him about the central character of the novel and his strange desire to kill seniors. Unfortunately, a video of his appearance on Conan isn’t available, so his presence on Stephen Colbert is listed down below instead.
According to Penn, in a slightly pretentious fashion, his book and himself can be characterized by a lack of engagement with social media and global consumerism.
So, therefore, he doesn’t cater to a typical demographic. Penn said his book isn’t meant to be opened and analyzed right from a single page; it’s meant to be read from the very beginning straight to the end.
In response to anyone who’s criticizing him, Penn said he’s 57-years-old, and his pool is heated, so anybody can say anything they like about him.
This isn’t the first time Sean has spoken about his book and the fact that not all will like it. Penn said he had already accepted a long time ago that he would have a lot of critics.
Penn said, in some ways, the book is kind of like a metaphor for himself, in the sense that some people may love it and others may hate it, such as himself.
It’s best to be polarizing as an individual, and the best art is polarizing as well. Penn also took some heat from some of his celebrity cohorts including Cher, who slammed the Oscar-winner for his poem which made fun of the #MeToo movement.