Penn to ‘interview Castro for magazine article’

The Oscar winner – who has come under fire for his support of the anti-U.S. revolutionary and his president brother Raul – is claimed to have flown to the communist country to discuss how U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration has affected Cuba.

The interview with the former leader will reportedly be used for an article Penn is writing for America’s Vanity Fair magazine.

The Mystic River actor has been heavily criticised for his connections to Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, with a U.S. journalist accusing him of discrediting his good work in the gay community by lending his support to the controversial politicians.