El Chapo, the Mexican drug lord who escaped from a Mexican prison a few months ago, was captured last week by Mexican Marines. But not before Sean Penn got an interview with the drug lord.
We have no clue why Penn was “interviewing” El Chapo and we don’t much care, but some interesting things came out of the meeting.
For some reason, Penn doesn’t want to smile in a photograph with El Chapo.
‘I explain that, for authentication purposes, it would be best if we are shaking hands, looking into the camera, but not smiling.’
Penn compares El Chapo to a superhero for putting on body armor and picking up a gun.
‘Following this Clark Kent-into-Superman extravaganza.’
Penn offers to snuggle up to an associate of El Chapo.
‘”Listen, man. You don’t have to sleep on that couch. The bed’s big. We can talk and cuddle.”‘
Penn’s flatulence in front of El Chapo.
‘At this moment, I expel a minor traveler’s flatulence (sorry), and with it, I experience the same chivalry he’d offered when putting Kate to bed, as he pretends not to notice.’
Here’s a hint as to why El Chapo wanted to meet Penn.
The U.S. has filed at least seven extradition requests in six different states for Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman to be extradited but justice officials warned that his lawyers were likely to ‘milk it’ by firing off different appeals at different stages of the extradition battle to prolong the legal tussle.
El Chapo was caught after contacting actors and directors about making a Narcos-style biopic about his life, Mexican officials said. It is not clear whether Penn was contacted about the movie.
Ego will get you every time and you get your picture taken in what’s not your best attire.
And you get paraded around like a thug. Oh wait, you are a thug.
And, we’ve saved the best part for last.
Sean Penn unwittingly led Mexican marines to El Chapo after meeting him for an extraordinary interview – and is now under investigation.
The sensational meeting took place deep in the Mexican jungle in October and was arranged by Penn, Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and a fixer, with the permission of the Sinaloa cartel.
Penn and del Castillo are now under investigation in Mexico.
Wouldn’t it be fun to see Sean Penn extradited to Mexico? I’d take a day off to party.
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