Sean Penn flees Ukraine on foot after leaving his car
A few days after arriving in Ukraine to shoot a documentary about the Russian invasion of that country, American actor and director Sean Bean was forced to flee to Poland.
Suddenly, the 61-year-old actor found himself among thousands of Ukrainians traveling to the neighboring country in search of a safe place and, like the others, had to flee on foot.
Via his Twitter account, the actor said he had to join the exodus and leave his car on the road.
“My colleagues and I walked for miles to the Polish border after our car was abandoned on the side of the road. Almost all the cars in this photo carry only women and children, most carry no luggage and the car is their only property.”
Alongside the tweet, Ben shared a photo of him carrying a backpack and suitcase while walking on the side of the road.
On February 24, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, announced that the two-time Academy Award winner was in his country documenting the Russian invasion.
The award-winning movie star is working on the Vice Studios documentary, according to NBC News.
“The director came to Kyiv precisely to record what is happening in Ukraine as a documentary filmmaker, and to tell the world about the fact of the Russian invasion of our country,” the Ukrainian presidency posted on its Facebook page.
In November 2021, he visited between Ukraine and met with military, journalists and soldiers and “saw how we are defending our country,” the text adds.
Since that post, on February 28, the actor has not shared again what his entry into Poland was like or where he has been.