Colbert asked, "So in other words, you're still a little bit on the Ambien train right now?"
Penn spent most of the interview, however, talking about his new book released Tuesday, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, about a septic tank salesman turned assassin. I don't mind, I mean, my parents smoked when I was a child so it gives me happy memories to smell cigarette smoke.
Talking about his novel Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, the two-time Academy Award victor lit a smoke and puffed away in front of an unfazed Colbert.
Always the candid interviewee, Penn started off his interview by nonchalantly telling Colbert about his Ambien-induced state.
Direct flight to Israel crosses Saudi airspace for the first time
On hand to greet the historic flight was Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz and Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin. Flight AI 139 landed at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport about 30 minutes after its scheduled arrival time.
Sean Penn and ex-wife Robin Wright were married from 1996 until 2010, and Penn opened up about his ex while speaking with comedian Marc Maron on his "WTF" podcast, revealing that he and Penn don't have a lot of communication these days. REALLY, ' one Twitter user wrote.
Actor Sean Penn smokes while on air with Stephen Colbert during his "Late Show" appearance on Monday, March 26, 2017. Penn said that it was "job security for oncologists".
The late-night host told Penn he should really quit smoking because he wants the accomplished actor to live a long life.
Penn recently announced he intends to pull away from acting because he simply isn't enjoying it much anymore.
"The greatest thing that an actor can bring to the party is to play well with others - it's the collaboration - and I increasingly don't play well with others", he explained with a smile between puffs. Back when Penn still collaborated with others - during the 2016 election season, specifically - he, Frances McDormand and a few others recorded a free audiobook version of the story. "So I gave him a name, Pappy Pariah, which became a character in the novel, and I chose to let it live as his for a bit".