Michael Sheen quits acting to fight the far-right

Michael Sheen is leaving acting for activism.

The Passengers actor is quitting his profession to fight far-right populism in the Trump era.

"In the same way as the Nazis had to be stopped in Germany in the Thirties, this thing that is on the rise has to be stopped," Sheen told British newspaper The Times.

Sheen will move to his hometown in Wales to start organizing. The town, Port Talbot, voted to leave the European Union in the United Kingdom's Brexit vote, according to The Telegraph.

Many celebrities speak out or volunteer for political causes, but Sheen may be alone in leaving Hollywood entirely for grassroots activism.

Sheen is known for his roles in the TV show Masters of Sex and the films Frost/Nixon and Midnight in Paris.

Sheen is in a relationship with Sarah Silverman, who is based in Los Angeles. He told The Times that he was unsure about the future of the relationship.

Passengers will be released in theaters Dec. 21.

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