Morgan Freeman, 75, became so exhausted while promoting his new film, Now You See Me, with Michael Caine, 80, that he fell asleep on live TV during an interview on Fox’s Seattle-Tacoma affiliate, Q13.
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As anchors Kaci Aitchison and Bill Wixey discussed magic tricks with Caine to promote Now You See Me, Freeman showed he was in serious need of a nap. His eyes closed at times. And when the camera came back from showing a clip, his head was drooping way down on his chest.
It didn’t prevent Caine from merrily explaining the tricks in the film. Freeman 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.”
Freeman later released a statement explaining his impromptu nap: “I wasn’t actually sleeping. I’m a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page.”
Well, at least he’s a good sport!
See Freeman’s “beta-test” below: