Kate del Castillo: I slept with Sean Penn during El Chapo saga #FACTS OCT. 22, 2017. Sean Penn's wild journey to interview the fugitive Mexican drug lord El Chapo apparently featured a romantic side-plot involving the actress who brokered the secret meeting.
That's according to soap opera star Kate del Castillo, who says she got intimate with the Oscar-winning actor during that surprising quest. "I never fell for him. We had sex," Del Castillo said of Penn in ABC's "Good Morning America." "We're both adults, single and something was going on, but that was it. It was business." Del Castillo, 44, facilitated the Oct. 2015 conversation between Penn and El Chapo, which she also attended. El Chapo, whose real name is Joaquin Guzman, was hiding at an undisclosed location at the time following his second escape from prison.
Penn, 57, detailed their encounter with the drug kingpin in a January 2016 essay, which was published by Rolling Stone one day after El Chapo was captured by Mexican authorities.
El Chapo was extradited to United States in January and taken to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. He's awaiting a trial scheduled for April 2018 in Brooklyn.
Speculation previously swirled about whether Del Castillo was romantically involved with El Chapo, but she says those rumors were "so stupid." But nobody had ever asked if she was ever intimate with Penn, she told ABC.
Del Castillo chronicles her experience meeting with El Chapo in a new three-part documentary series titled "The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story," which Netflix premiered on Friday.
The project was released despite resistance from Penn and his legal team, as an attorney for the actor fired off a letter to Netflix warning that "blood will be on their hands if this film causes bodily harm," according to The New York Times. #COOLNEWSBRO #ENTERTAINMENTNINFO #SEANPENN #DELCASTILLO #KATEDELCASTILLO #MEXICO #CHAPO #ELCHAPO #DRUGLORD #MEXICAN #ACTORS #ROLLINGSTONE #NYC #LOSANGELES #FAMOUS #ENEWS #HUFFPOST #BUZZFEED #VOGUE #cosmopolitan #FRANCE #SPAIN #NEWS #HOLLYWOOD #HOLLYWOODREPORTER #USWEEKLY #PEOPLEMAGAZINE #OKMAGAZINE #VANITYFAIR