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Morgan Freeman falls asleep during This Morning interview

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Morgan Freeman may have been woken a bit too early as he joined co-star Michael Caine for promotional interviews for heist movie Now You See Me.

However, Morgan Freeman, 75, could not stay awake and was grabbing forty winks during a live interview with Q13 FOX News This Morning on Wednesday.

While Michael Caine was his usual gregarious self Morgan Freeman nodded off a couple of times during the interview with This Morning crew while the pair were actually sat live on air.

The show’s presenters Kaci Aitchison and Bill Wixey chatted to Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, 80, about the movie – but perhaps their line of questioning wasn’t quite stimulating enough.

Awkwardly the presenters never actually tried to wake Morgan Freeman – and instead just continue the interview with Michael Caine who seemed oblivious.

Morgan Freeman woke himself up about halfway through the satellite chat, but still had a hard time keeping his eyes open.

Morgan Freeman could not stay awake and was grabbing forty winks during a live interview with Q13 FOX News This Morning

Morgan Freeman could not stay awake and was grabbing forty winks during a live interview with Q13 FOX News This Morning

However, given his long and esteemed movie career, it’s fair to say that Morgan Freeman – who plays Thaddeus Bradley in the Robin Hood style heist movie – has probably heard many of the questions before.

In Now You See Me, Morgan Freeman stars alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Woody Harrelson as a group of illusionists known as the Four Horsemen.

They use their magic show as a cover to rob the wealthy elite and give the stolen money to people who’ve lost everything during the economic crisis. Think Robin Hood for the modern age.

Inglorious Bastards actress Melanie Laurent also stars, along with Mark Ruffalo as a federal agent determined to bring the Horsemen to justice.

Michael Caine, who previously starred alongside Morgan Freeman in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, plays a Bernie Madoff-type who wants to get his fortune back from the Horsemen.


Now You See Me opens in the US on May 31.

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