Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 19 : Michael Sheen recently cleared the air on The Times of London's reports that say the actor is leaving acting.
In an official statement on social media, the 47-year-old wrote, "I DID NOT declare that I'm 'quitting acting and leaving Hollywood' to go into politics." A recently published interview by the English daily wrote of Sheen as switching to political activism.
"Once I'm in, I'm fully in, and this is big," he was quoted in the paper. Other sites quickly picked up on the interview noting that the 'Passengers' actor was taking a break from acting and putting his acting career on hold.
However, in his statement on his Twitter page under the headline 'What I Did Not Say,' Sheen suggests that paper mischaracterized his interview.
"I did one interview with The Times of London a few weeks ago, parts of which (including a headline that is not a quote) have been picked up by a lot of other outlets," he tweeted, asserting, "I DID NOT declare that I'm 'quitting acting and leaving Hollywood' to go into politics." Sheen also wrote another post to clarify his position again.
"Before this gets ridiculous I said I'm thinking I might start acting less and maybe even stop for a while at some point but don't know yet," he tweeted.