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Morgan Freeman falls asleep on-air

Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine were promoting their upcoming film, “Now You Can See Me,” on May 20, but during the interview, it appeared that Freeman nodded off.

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 SEATTLE — We can’t help but love Morgan Freeman and particularly, his sense of humor.

The veteran actor, who nodded off during an interview to promote his upcoming movie “Now You See Me,” handled the situation with this tongue-in-cheek post on his Facebook page:

“Regarding my recent interview, I wasn’t actually sleeping. I’m a beta tester for Google Eyelids and I was merely taking the opportunity to update my Facebook page.
Catch me on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm E/P.”

morgan freeman cropWhile we may have woken Freeman too early for an interview, here’s hoping that Stewart doesn’t keep him up past his bedtime.

This Morning

Morgan Freeman snoozes during AM news interview

SEATTLE — Maybe he was up too late partying. Or maybe the 75-year-old actor woke up a bit too early to do local TV interviews.

Whatever it was, Morgan Freeman could not stay awake during an interview with the Q13 FOX News This Morning crew Wednesday.

Anchors Kaci Aitchison and Bill Wixey interviewed Freeman and actor Michael Caine about their new movie, “Now You See Me.” While Caine was boisterous and happy — even though a little anxious to get off the air — his partner Freeman appeared to nod off a couple of times during the interview.

It’s OK, Morgan. We all know Bill’s voice can lull you into sleep.

“Now You See Me” hits theaters next week.