Penn speaks about his new film The Assassination of Richard Nixon in an interview for O Magazine.
It’s just good luck that the movie speaks to what’s current. In some respects, you could call it bad luck. I was working on this for several years before 9/11. At the time, I thought, “The guy who wrote this wants me to do it and he should have what he wants because he’s up to something important.” I came to regret it because it was the most miserable shoot ever. (Laughs) You saw the movie. There’s not a lot of time spent with dancing girls.