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Sean Penn makes smoky appearance on ‘Late Show’

UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018

Sean Penn arrives at the 2018 Sean Penn J/P Haitian Relief Organization Gala on Jan 6, 2018 at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. The actor during an appearance to promote his book on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert told the host Monday, March 26, he had taken a sedative to get to sleep after a red-eye flight and Penn lit a cigarette. The two-time Academy Award winner described his novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, as the conversation once a year with the drunken uncle. (Willy Sanjuan / Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Sean Penn arrives at the 2018 Sean Penn J/P Haitian Relief Organization Gala on Jan 6, 2018 at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. The actor during an appearance to promote his book on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert told the host Monday, March 26, he had taken a sedative to get to sleep after a red-eye flight and Penn lit a cigarette. The two-time Academy Award winner described his novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, as the conversation once a year with the drunken uncle. (Willy Sanjuan / Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
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NEW YORK – Sean Penn made a smoky appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to promote his book.

The actor told the host Monday he had taken a sedative “to get to sleep after a red-eye flight” and Penn lit a cigarette.

The two-time Academy Award winner described his novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff,” as “the conversation once a year with the drunken uncle.”

Penn lit a second cigarette and Colbert asked him to consider quitting. Penn said it was “job security for oncologists.”

Meanwhile, Penn told comedian Marc Maron in a podcast that that he and his ex-wife Robin Wright “don’t have a lot of conversation.”

Penn said they “have very separate relationships” with their children, 26-year-old Dylan and 24-year-old Hopper.

The couple divorced in 2010.

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