Sean Penn Slams Studios Using A.I. to Exploit Actors, Suggests Execs Offer ‘Virtual Replica’ of Their Daughters


As Penn pointed out, talk of studios potentially aiming to use actors’ likenesses in this fashion constitutes “an indecent proposal.” Furthermore, the two-time Oscar winner added, the issue serves as a “real exposé on morality.”

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Penn isn’t the only actor, or artist in general, to raise these concerns. In July, for example, SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher noted the concerns of the union when announcing a vote on the eventual strike order.

“[A]rtificial intelligence poses an existential threat to creative professions, and all actors and performers deserve contract language that protects them from having their identity and talent exploited without consent and pay,” Drescher said at the time, adding that studios “refused to acknowledge” the growing impact of “enormous shifts” in the film and TV industry.