UPDATED: See Morgan Freeman's statement regarding the incident below
The stars of Louis Leterrier's Now You See Me are making the press rounds, and this video you're about to watch is no illusion. Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine star in the film about a team of illusionists that pull off a series of bank heists, because people like Criss Angel have obviously got the whole magic thing all wrong. During an interview with Cain and Freeman on Q13 Fox News, Freeman dozed off. On live television.
The man seems immortal, but he's 75 years old and busier than most actors half his age. Sure, Freeman is a senior, but the interview was pretty terrible apart from that. As much as we adore Caine, the 80-year-old drones on a bit as a
talking head news anchor asks questions. The poor guy winds up sounding like a total bore. We'd probably have fallen asleep too, MF.
Maybe Freeman didn't realize that the camera was focused on him, or some jerkface cameraman didn't have the know-how and manners to reframe the shot. Hopefully Freeman can laugh about this later. [via Vulture]
UPDATED: Freeman issued the following fantastic statement regarding the above incident in which it appears he was nodding off during a television interview: "I wasn't actually sleeping," he said. "I'm a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page."
Funny and relevant. We love you Morgan Freeman!