Michael Sheen reveals he split from Sarah Silverman because of Brexit

Michael Sheen reveals he split from Sarah Silverman because of Brexit

Michael Sheen has revealed his relationship with Sarah Silverman indirectly ended because of Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency. The Welsh actor, 49

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Michael Sheen has revealed his relationship with Sarah Silverman indirectly ended because of Brexit and Donald Trump‘s presidency.

The Welsh actor, 49, and American comedian, 47, who had been living together in the States, parted ways in December 2017 after four years together.

The Masters Of Sex star explained that they split because of long distance – as he went back to the UK to explore why Brits voted in favour of Brexit, while Sarah chose to tour the US to interview people in the wake of Trump becoming president. 

It's over: Michael Sheen has revealed his relationship with Sarah Silverman indirectly ended because of Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency

It's over: Michael Sheen has revealed his relationship with Sarah Silverman indirectly ended because of Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency

It’s over: Michael Sheen has revealed his relationship with Sarah Silverman indirectly ended because of Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency

Sheen said that he and Sarah felt in ‘different ways’ that they wanted to ‘get more involved’ in the political climate after Brexit and Trump’s election. 

‘That led to her doing her show I Love You America [in which Silverman interviewed people from across the political spectrum], and it led to me wanting to address the issues that I thought led some people to vote the way they did about Brexit, in the area I come from and others like it,’ he told The Telegraph.    

He revealed that it was ‘difficult’ to return to the UK, but he felt sure that the split was the right thing for both of them.  

‘I felt a responsibility to do something, but it did mean coming back here – which was difficult for us, because we were very important to each other. But we both acknowledge that each of us had to do what we needed to do,’ he said. 

Ahead of the curve: In the same interview, Michael revealed that he and his Masters Of Sex co-star Lizzy Caplan established 'guidelines' for their sex scenes long before the #MeToo movement 

Ahead of the curve: In the same interview, Michael revealed that he and his Masters Of Sex co-star Lizzy Caplan established 'guidelines' for their sex scenes long before the #MeToo movement 

Ahead of the curve: In the same interview, Michael revealed that he and his Masters Of Sex co-star Lizzy Caplan established ‘guidelines’ for their sex scenes long before the #MeToo movement 

No more: The Welsh actor, 49, and American comedian, 47, who had been living together in the States, parted ways in December 2017 after four years together

No more: The Welsh actor, 49, and American comedian, 47, who had been living together in the States, parted ways in December 2017 after four years together

No more: The Welsh actor, 49, and American comedian, 47, who had been living together in the States, parted ways in December 2017 after four years together

Sarah reiterated Michael’s thoughts in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live last year.   

 ‘I was with Michael [Sheen]. We broke up over Christmas. As you know, he moved back to the UK and his life is really there and my life is really not there,’ she said. 

Michael previously dated Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale, 45, who he has a 1-year-old daughter Lily Mo with. They got together in the mid-nineties but called it quits in 2003. 

Split: The Masters Of Sex star explained that they split because of long distance - as he went back to the UK to explore why Brits voted in favour of Brexit, while Sarah chose to tour the US to interview people in the wake of Trump becoming president 

Split: The Masters Of Sex star explained that they split because of long distance - as he went back to the UK to explore why Brits voted in favour of Brexit, while Sarah chose to tour the US to interview people in the wake of Trump becoming president 

Split: The Masters Of Sex star explained that they split because of long distance – as he went back to the UK to explore why Brits voted in favour of Brexit, while Sarah chose to tour the US to interview people in the wake of Trump becoming president 

'We were very important to each other': He revealed that it was 'difficult' to return to the UK, but he felt sure that the split was the right thing for both of them

'We were very important to each other': He revealed that it was 'difficult' to return to the UK, but he felt sure that the split was the right thing for both of them

‘We were very important to each other’: He revealed that it was ‘difficult’ to return to the UK, but he felt sure that the split was the right thing for both of them

Elsewhere, Sheen revealed that he and Masters Of Sex co-star Lizzy Caplan introduced cautionary rules into their sex scenes long before the #MeToo movement.

He and Lizzy played pioneering sexologists Masters and Johnson in the TV drama, which ran from 2013 until 2016. 

In the wake of 2017’s #MeToo movement, HBO introduced intimacy co-ordinators’ for its shows – but, Sheen revealed Masters of Sex was ahead of its time in handling sex scenes with care.   

Groundbreaking: Elsewhere, Sheen revealed that he and Masters Of Sex co-star Lizzy Caplan (pictured) introduced cautionary rules into their sex scenes long before the #MeToo movement

Groundbreaking: Elsewhere, Sheen revealed that he and Masters Of Sex co-star Lizzy Caplan (pictured) introduced cautionary rules into their sex scenes long before the #MeToo movement

Groundbreaking: Elsewhere, Sheen revealed that he and Masters Of Sex co-star Lizzy Caplan (pictured) introduced cautionary rules into their sex scenes long before the #MeToo movement

Caution: In the wake of 2017's #MeToo movement, HBO introduced ' intimacy co-ordinators' for its shows - but, Sheen revealed Masters of Sex was ahead of its time in handling sex scenes with care

Caution: In the wake of 2017's #MeToo movement, HBO introduced ' intimacy co-ordinators' for its shows - but, Sheen revealed Masters of Sex was ahead of its time in handling sex scenes with care

Caution: In the wake of 2017’s #MeToo movement, HBO introduced ‘ intimacy co-ordinators’ for its shows – but, Sheen revealed Masters of Sex was ahead of its time in handling sex scenes with care

Sheen said that while he and Lizzy were ‘comfortable’ during their scenes, they felt there needed to be established guidelines that everyone should follow. 

‘It became clear very quickly that there needed to be guidelines for people who didn’t have that kind of status, who would probably not speak up. We started talking about that, and decided there need to be clear rules,’ he said.  

He added that sex scenes should be treated the same way as other scenes where there could be danger, like ‘stage-fighting’ or ‘pyrotechnics’. 

Decisive: 'It became clear very quickly that there needed to be guidelines for people who didn't have that kind of status, who would probably not speak up. We started talking about that, and decided there need to be clear rules,' he said

Decisive: 'It became clear very quickly that there needed to be guidelines for people who didn't have that kind of status, who would probably not speak up. We started talking about that, and decided there need to be clear rules,' he said

Decisive: ‘It became clear very quickly that there needed to be guidelines for people who didn’t have that kind of status, who would probably not speak up. We started talking about that, and decided there need to be clear rules,’ he said

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