Morgan Freeman Falls Asleep During Interview, Has Hilarious Excuse [Video]

Rucuss staffMay 24, 2013

Actor Morgan Freeman may have the title of ‘hardest working man in show business, but it comes with a price.

While Fox’s Seattle-Tacoma affiliate TV station anchors Kaci Aitchison and Bill Wixey was interviewing Michael Caine about magic tricks to promote Now You See Me, Freeman fell asleep. Freeman showed he was in serious need of a nap. His eyes were closed and when the camera came back from showing a clip, his head was drooping way down on his chest.

Freeman, 75, woke to nod now and then. And when he asked the question: “What is the key to being a great narrator?,” Freeman responded with, “Uh, probably just being a good reader.”

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But as it turns out, Freeman said it only looked like he was sleeping on the job. After the video went viral, he released a statement to E! News, “I wasn’t actually sleeping, I’m a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page.”

Watch Freeman take a nap below.

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