LOS ANGELES -- (KTLA) -- Three months after drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped from prison, he held a secret meeting with actor Sean Penn in a mountainous Mexican jungle, Rolling Stone reported. The meeting was followed by an interview, conducted via messaging and video.
Penn met Guzman in person in October, a sit-down meeting that started with a warm hug and lasted seven hours.
"He pulls me into a 'compadre' hug, looks me in the eyes and speaks a lengthy greeting in Spanish too fast for my ears," Penn wrote of their first encounter.
During that meeting, the drug lord agreed to an interview at a later time, Rolling Stone reported. A face-to-face interview was not possible, but Penn interviewed Guzman through messaging and video.
Now, Mexican authorities want to question Penn and actress Kate del Castillo about Penn's meeting in Mexico, which was brokered by del Castillo, a senior Mexican law enforcement official told CNN. Specifically, authorities want to learn more about the location where the meeting took place, the source said.