A shocking interview has come to light. Just days after Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was captured

Rolling Stone is reporting actor Sean Penn met with the escaped prisoner for a secret interview months ago. 

The article written by Penn was published Saturday along with video clips. 

In it, Penn reveals that he traveled to Mexico to see 'El Chapo' in October and that the interview lasted seven hours. 

During the interview, 'El Chapo' defended his drug empire, saying the Mexican economy left him no choice. 

Penn says the interview was planned by a Mexican actress who supported Guzman.

The drug kingpin wanted the actress' help in spearheading a movie project about his life. 

'El Chapo' was captured in Mexico early Friday morning.