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Sean Peng joins Ukrainian refugees on foot in Poland, safely chosen: “Passed miles to the Polish border” | Hollywood

A few days after a visit to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv to film scenes for his documentary about the Russian invasion, the Hollywood actor and director Sean Peng found himself among thousands of refugees fleeing to Poland, joining the exit on foot. The actor later safely left the conflict zone, his spokesman told Reuters by e-mail on Tuesday. (Also read: Sean Peng in Ukraine “records events” for a documentary about the Russian invasion)

On Monday, the 61-year-old actor posted on Twitter a photo in which he was wearing a backpack and pulling luggage on wheels as he walked along the side of the road next to a line of cars that stretched into the distance.

“My colleagues and I walked miles to the Polish border after dropping off our car on the side of the road,” Sean said in a caption to a photo on Twitter. “Almost all the cars in this photo carry only women and children, most without any signs of luggage, and the car is their only value.” The tweet did not explain why the Oscar winner actor and his companions were forced to leave their car.

Los Angeles spokeswoman Mara Bucksbaum told Reuters in an email Tuesday that Sean “got out of Ukraine She declined to answer other questions about his whereabouts and the circumstances of his departure from Ukraine.

The actor was in Kiev last Thursday at a briefing in the office of President Vladimir Zelensky on the first day of the Russian invasion, recording footage for a documentary about the crisis, the president said in a statement.

“Sean Peng is today one of those who support Ukraine in Ukraine. Our country is grateful to him for such a show of courage and honesty,” the statement said. It says Sean interviewed Ukrainian politicians and military figures, as well as journalists, as part of a production for which he first visited Ukraine in November.

Read more: Full coverage: the Russian-Ukrainian conflict

In a statement last week, the actor praised the Ukrainian people as “historical symbols of courage” and called Ukraine “the spearhead for the democratic embrace of a dream.” He wrote, “If we allow it to fight alone, our soul, like America, will be lost.”

Sean is known for his political activism and involvement in a variety of humanitarian affairs, including helping Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the 2012 floods in Pakistan.

It hit the headlines in 2016 when Rolling Stone magazine published an interview that Sean secretly conducted with Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman in his hiding place in the jungle before the arrest of the cartel boss.

Sean is making a documentary about Ukraine for Vice Studios, an American-Canadian company of digital media and broadcasting, according to the Hollywood trade publication Variety.



Sean Peng joins Ukrainian refugees on foot in Poland, safely chosen: “Passed miles to the Polish border” | Hollywood

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