Morgan Freeman nods off mid-interview

2013-05-24 15:18
Los Angeles - Morgan Freeman fell asleep during a live interview.

The 75-year-old actor was meant to be promoting his new movie Now You See Me but his busy schedule has clearly taken its toll after he was spotted dozing off on air during a talk with US television show, FOX affiliate Q13, on Wednesday.

The show hosts Kaci Aitchinson and Bill Wixey were firing questions at the The Olympus Has Fallen star and actor, Sir Michael Caine about their current film when Morgan began to catnap on camera, but instead of waking the movie star, they just continued to interview Michael, who was oblivious to the awkward situation.

At one point, Morgan appeared to slump into a deep sleep before shaking himself awake, blinking a few times and attempting to follow the discussion.

Morgan jokes about falling asleep

Speaking after the footage went viral, Morgan jokingly said: "I wasn't actually sleeping. I'm a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page."

Bill and Kaci were quick to make a joke out of the stars' brief sleep on air and took to Twitter almost immediately to share the funny news with fans.

Kaci tweeted: "Morgan Freeman just fell asleep to the sound of our soothing voices."

Watch the interview here:


  • James Blacksmith - 2013-05-24 16:43


  • Se-Atile Mmereki - 2013-05-24 19:04

    Lol, he is old now, hey. He must take it easy.

  • Robin Harriram - 2013-05-24 19:21

    A few weeks ago, a disturbing story broke that Morgan Freeman was maintaining a 10-year relationship with his step-granddaughter with whom he had a questionable sexual encounter when she was young. Yes, they are not related through blood, but Freeman is 72 and E'Dena Hines is now 27, which means she would have been 17 when they first... um... got together. Once Freeman's wife found out about their secret affair she filed for divorce, and now the Enquirer is claiming that once proceedings go through, he and Hines are set to wed. "Morgan has led her to believe that he wants to marry her," says a family insider. Another source says, "Becoming Mrs. Morgan Freeman has been E'Dena's goal." Consider us creeped out. Morgan Freeman is giving Woody Allen a run for his money

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