During a live interview with FOX affiliate Q13 in Seattle earlier this week, actor Morgan Freeman fell asleep.
The veteran actor and his co-star Michael Caine were promoting their new movie ‘Now You See Me,’ about a group of illusionists who use their skills to rob banks.
Anchors Kaci Aitchison and Bill Wixey were chatting it up with their two special guests when it became obvious that Morgan was having trouble keeping his eyes open. The savvy interviewers never mentioned it during the segment or tried to rouse him from his slumber.
The video went viral yesterday and Freeman later acknowledged: “I wasn’t actually sleeping. I’m a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page.”
The anchors hit Twitter to poke fun at the situation. Wixey tweeted, “Morgan Freeman fell asleep while @KaciAitchison and I were interviewing him on @Q13FOX. I have that effect on people. So sorry to interrupt Morgan Freeman’s sleep.”
Aitchison tweeted, “Morgan Freeman just fell asleep to the sound of our soothing voices.”
‘Now You See Me,’ co-starring Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo, Dave Franco, Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson, will be released in theaters beginning May 31.
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