LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Actor Sean Penn is refusing to return to the set of his new television series “Gaslit” unless his entire cast and crew are vaccinated against the coronavirus.
A representative of the actor told Deadline that the 60-year-old Penn has asked that everyone in the production be fully vaccinated.READ MORE: Dodgers Broadcaster Joe Davis Tests Positive For COVID-19
According to Deadline, NBCUniversal issued a mandate this week that all members of Zone A – which includes the cast and the crew who come in close contact with them — be vaccinated.
Penn has purportedly offered to help facilitate the vaccinations through his nonprofit company Community Organized Relief Effort, CORE, Deadline reports.READ MORE: Brush Fire Blackens Nine Acres In Chatsworth
“Gaslit” is a Starz series about the Watergate scandal which also stars Julia Roberts. It began shooting in L.A. in April, according to Variety.MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots For Seniors And Others At High Risk
In September of last year, the Hollywood unions and studios reached an agreement on COVID-19 protocols. It created a zone system designed to keep different groups working on a production set separate in an effort to mitigate the potential spread of the virus should a crewmember test positive.