Sean Penn REFUSES To Work On His New Series Gaslit Unless Everyone Is Vaccinated

Sean Penn REFUSES to work on his new series Gaslit until every cast and crew member has received the COVID-19 vaccination

  • The 60-year-old actor has about two weeks left to shoot Gaslit, but he refuses until the entire cast and crew have been vaccinated
  • Although the actor has already been fully vaccinated, not all members of the crew need to be vaccinated
  • Production requires ‘Zone A’ members, including cast and those close to the cast, to be vaccinated
  • However, all other crew members are not required and Penn refuses to return to work until everyone is fully protected
  • The news comes as Los Angeles, where the show is filmed, has seen a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant

Taking a stance in a way that could shake up the entire film and TV industry, Sean Penn refuses to work on his new show Gaslit until every cast and crew member has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

The actor’s line in the sand comes just days after his new directorial effort Flag Day, in which he also stars, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Penn offers to facilitate the vaccination effort for free for the cast and crew, according to a report by Deadline.

Sean insists: Sean Penn takes a stance in a way that could shake up the entire film and TV industry, refusing to work on his new show Gaslit until every cast and crew member has been vaccinated against COVID-19

Cannes: The actor's line in the sand comes just days after his new directorial effort Flag Day, in which he also stars, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival

Cannes: The actor’s line in the sand comes just days after his new directorial effort Flag Day, in which he also stars, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival

Production began in Los Angeles at the end of April, and Penn reportedly only has a few weeks left before wrapping up the series.

Gaslit’s studio, NBCUniversal, has mandated vaccination for production members in “Zone A,” including cast members and others close to the cast.

The studio has also made an onsite vaccination clinic available for cast and crew, and they will return in 21 days to administer the second dose.

Wrap: Production began in Los Angeles at the end of April, and Penn reportedly only has a few weeks left before wrapping up the series

Wrap: Production began in Los Angeles at the end of April, and Penn reportedly only has a few weeks left before wrapping up the series

Apparently, these measures aren’t good enough for Penn, who is fully vaccinated himself, though the report insists he’s not trying to embarrass the studio.

Penn makes these demands because he believes that one person on the set who has not been vaccinated is endangering the entire production.

Although Zone A production members are required to be vaccinated, other crew members can still get close and potentially spread the virus.

Vaccinated: Apparently these measures aren't good enough for Penn, who is fully vaccinated himself, though the report insists he's not trying to embarrass the studio

Vaccinated: Apparently these measures aren’t good enough for Penn, who is fully vaccinated himself, though the report insists he’s not trying to embarrass the studio

Penn becomes one of the first big stars to demand more from a studio or a production when it comes to COVID-19 safety.

His demands are especially current in Los Angeles, where the show films are, where the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus has caused the number of cases to rise steadily over the past month.

The series will be shot indoors in Burbank, but no vaccinations are required for Zone A members.

Big star: Penn becomes one of the first big stars to demand more from a studio or a production when it comes to COVID-19 safety

Big star: Penn becomes one of the first big stars to demand more from a studio or a production when it comes to COVID-19 safety

Gaslit is a modern take on Watergate’s political scandal of the 1970s, “centered on untold stories and forgotten characters from the era.

Penn plays John Mitchell, President Nixon’s attorney general, while Julia Roberts plays his wife Martha.

The series also stars Dan Stevens, Betty Gilpin, Allison Tomlin, Darby Camp, Shea Whigham and Anne Dudek.

New Show: Penn plays John Mitchell, President Nixon's Attorney General, while Julia Roberts plays his wife Martha

New Show: Penn plays John Mitchell, President Nixon’s Attorney General, while Julia Roberts plays his wife Martha

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