The 57-year-old actor, filmmaker, and political activist announced that he might quit his acting career.
Penn assured his fans that he isn't quitting the entertainment industry permanently. While his passion for acting faded, his new focus is writing.
As reported by Closer Weekly, the interview will air on March 25, 2018. Penn said acting 'can be great when you're working with good actors and good directions.'
However, he feels that it doesn't offer lasting value. He added that he is not in love with the process anymore, and wants to focus on his writing career.
Penn's career spans more than 40 years, and he has 65 credits to his name. He landed his first role in 1975 when he was sixteen-years-old.
He appeared in two episodes of Little House on the Prairie, as well as Barnaby Jones, Hellinger's Law and The Killing of Randy Webster.
Fans can look forward to his upcoming film projects. He was cast as Dr. William Chester Minor in The Professor and the Madman. The film is currently in post-production.
He will also appear in an episode of American Lion, and two episodes of The First. He recently wrote his first novel, titled Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.
Penn isn't the only actor who wants to give up acting. Hillary Swank, who received an Oscar for her role in Million Dollar Baby, took a three-year break from the industry.
Swank's father underwent a lung transplant, and she needed to care for him. She thanked 'all the people that make themselves a donor.' Without the transplant, he would only have had a short time to live.
Sliding Doors actress Gwyneth Paltrow also announced that she wants to quit acting to focus on her lifestyle brand, Goop, while Cameron Diaz wants to start a family.