Sean Penn couldn’t help but gab about his interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in a Hollywood hot spot before it was published last Saturday.
The 55-year-old actor went to Mexico in October to meet with Guzman, the notorious drug lord who was on the run after he escaped from a Mexican prison in July. (RELATED: Hollywood Actor Secretly Met With El Chapo Months Before His Arrest)
But according to a new report from Page Six, Penn couldn’t keep it a secret.
“He was running around like Woodward and Bernstein at the Washington Post, strategizing as much as possible, even before the El Chapo story broke,” a spy said. “They were loudly talking about El Chapo. Everyone was thinking, ‘Is that his next project?’ Then, the story hit.” (RELATED: Sean Penn: ‘I’ve Got Nothing To Hide’)
“It was like Bad Journalism 101 — they’re meeting in the middle of the Polo Lounge and talking so loud,” the source added.
“The place was packed for the Golden Globes. He was standing up while talking to them. Couldn’t they think of anyplace else to meet?” (RELATED: Marco Rubio: Sean Penn’s Interview With El Chapo Is ‘Grotesque’)