He said: "There is nothing greater than the Academy Awards could do than to give [Zelenskyy] an opportunity to talk to all of us."
That is not me commenting on whether or not President Zelenskyy had wanted to.
The Ukrainian leader has been in talks with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Zelensky tries to make a video appearance during Sunday’s broadcast of the Oscars ceremony.
Penn met with Zelensky while in Ukraine in February, when he was filming a documentary