After getting caught with his eyes closed during a press interview earlier this week, we thought it looked like Morgan Freeman was sleeping.
But the actor's since revealed that he was doing something way more high-tech than simply squeezing in a little shut-eye.
The 75-year-old was speaking with Seattle's Q13 Fox News on Wednesday morning about his new movie, "Now You See Me." Accompanied by one of his co-stars, Michael Caine, Freeman seemed to nod off during the chat, with some of his "blinks" appearing suspiciously long.
And when the cameras caught Freeman with his head to his chest after a segment of "Now You See Me" aired, his fatigue was pretty evident. Yet in a statement, Freeman says that we've got it all wrong.
“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," he said, on Facebook, naturally.
Caine carried on throughout Freeman's apparent mini-nap on Wednesday, and the actor didn't stay down for long. Within seconds he lifted his head back up, and soon matter-of-factly fielded another question without a hint of drowsiness.
"Now You See Me," about a group of magicians who use their tricks to stage bank heists and then distribute the money to their audiences, opens May 31.
Mariah Tweety Bird
OMG...you didnt see my jugz or fat trap did you all? anyone? /sigh...nobody is paying attention to me
May 28, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
SHE HEARD 50 MILLION CONVERSATIONS THAT THE HOUSE IS BEING FIXED–SHE SAW THE VERY PAINT JOB THIS MORNING...
May 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
50 million? Really? Literally 50 MILLION CONVERSATIONS?
That's a lot..maybe you're exaggerating a little. Trolls have a tendency to exaggerate, you know.
May 28, 2013 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
accused of being married with children then called a liar....cee hudson
May 27, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
Even Mariah has a small ass after kids
May 27, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
Why would you call Nick Cannon a small ass?
He's notthat much shorter than Mariah. He's kind of a medium ass. Spend the day with him and he's a HUGE ass.
May 27, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
May 27, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
Just had a "wardrobe malfunction" in my Jockey's.
May 27, 2013 at 10:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
Look how fake her 'smile' is. I think the name of the song has only a superficial meaning to her. She is very ugly on the inside, bitter, egotistical and mean.
May 27, 2013 at 6:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
HE SAID NO CONCERNS...SHE NEEDS A MAKEOVER...IGNORABLE
May 27, 2013 at 5:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
HUGE ACCUSATION – BEING MARRIED AND HAVING KIDS HIDDEN
1. accused of having no funds
2. accused of being married with children
3. hacked into phone calls
4. threatened to wreck this machine prior too next vacation
May 27, 2013 at 4:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
That awful singing she did at the end of the song sounded kinda like a whimpering dog. She's gross.
May 27, 2013 at 3:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
Why do attractive women worry about covering up? I say let them be naked. Why not?
May 27, 2013 at 1:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
My underwear has been turned into a fudge factory.
May 26, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
That is so funny. To a second grader!
May 27, 2013 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
5 IRA'S FATSO...YOUR LOSING YOUR TOUCH
May 26, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
I hear her wardrobe is just like Mariah's
May 26, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
She looks like this....heck no not in a million years
May 26, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
outside in 10 min
May 26, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
never had a "malfunction".....
May 26, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
i love her dress don't you?
May 26, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
most men hate curvy bimboes like mariah...
nothing s-xy about a brainless broad.
May 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
No kidding! She didn't need to hold up her boobs. I'm sure that silicone can stand up on its own.
May 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
she is not...
however keep me posted....
May 26, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
Get out of the bubble...
everyone wants mariah...
May 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
Alot of men like mariah types these days...
she's a very xy woman
May 26, 2013 at 11:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
not a girlie walk...all those years of high heels...
May 26, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
can't have a drink through this screen now can we...
Mariah gets impatient
May 26, 2013 at 11:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
Yes she looks just like her–
May 26, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
has beens who can no longer sing
.....have wardrobe malfunctions on live.....way to derail the attention away from your lack of singing ability these days. Your time is over honey.....let your cute gay hubby take center stage....and you just go home and raise those babies. mmmmkay dahling?!
May 26, 2013 at 10:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
yea i want him center stage 2
May 26, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
Mariah gets impatient.
May 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
Here's an idea "dahling" why dont you wear clothes that are the right size for you for gods sake.
She couldn't even get up or walk properly on Idol. I am not disputing her singing talent. But she sure
seems to be a ditzy full of herself woman.
May 25, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
Photo above....take that photo with you...
enjoy your memorial day weekend....and we'll see u in 5 minutes.
May 25, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
Make it 10 min.
I'm taking a sh!t right now.
May 25, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
see you went u get back...k?
have fun... wink
May 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
You should work on those fat hips -hey i didn't see it i was just told
May 25, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
U should join Knob Gobblers Anonymous
May 25, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
a man who was gobbled does not speak that way...
he is less frustrated....have fun...we'll see you tuesday
May 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
by you mentioning a charge for women
i sense some frustrations....
May 25, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
all men love too be sucked...but they do need more...
our women love too do it....so we are different the alot of women....once we trust you get those shorts off.
May 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
And you're all real pros when it comes to that...
I hear your prices are reasonable.
May 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
that's all you can do reboot, crash and lie
mariah and nick are a hot couple
May 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
And then there's you and your finger...
...diddling "Mr. Pink." What a hot couple you make. BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAA
May 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
can't live on jb's for ever honey
my family members have the course everyday...after 19 and 22 yrs married...
May 25, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
How does your family feel about BJs?
I hear they make their living giving those.
May 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
Here is a tip Mariah....
be exactly who you are just like the rest of my family is....that's why the men can't take their hands off of them....
May 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
Your family is a bunch of w h o r e s?
May 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
Isn't "drama" her middle name? Here's a little hint, Mariah, wear a dress that actually fits you. Problem solved.
May 25, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
Mariah's dress is more intelligent than she is
Most inanimate objects are. She is a boob with boobs.
May 25, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
s-xy at 45...good for her mariah....boobs are still high...good for you girlfriend.
May 25, 2013 at 9:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
Not s-xy...Mariah is a chimp, and not even a smart one at that. Fffffffpppppppttttttt.
May 25, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
She is a tacky, trashy ho
May 25, 2013 at 9:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
i love her
May 25, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
She's a pig
So are you if u like her...
May 25, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
Mariah is 1 hot 45 year old woman...what a wardrobe
it says s*x all over it....no wonder why men still go nuts for her....
May 24, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
In the old lotsky...
i was told i look YOUR age....GO FIGURE...
May 24, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
Meltdown-there is no reason for any meltdown...
on a light that has has finally recognized.
May 24, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
No More Meltdowns...
because she always knew –
May 24, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
We'll I'll say she handled that pretty well, lot of other stars would have had a melt down
May 24, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
Excuse is she going out for the ceo position here?
Leave the woman alone she was talking too a female anchorwoman at the time when she used bad language
May 24, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
I was at the concert, it was an amazing performance. I enjoyed hearing her new song #Beautiful performed live for the very first time with Miguel. The wardrobe problem and the curse word spoken twice was really no big deal.
May 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
Number 4 is ok as long Nick keeps his mouth SHUT
May 24, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
Juiced up but true.
May 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
when your sausaged in...you feel s*xy
May 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
Why doesn't she wear clothes that fit?
May 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
could not take the eyes off–
i saw this mariah was a pro and cracking jokes the whole time...
May 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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May 28, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
accused of being married with children..evidence in hand
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He's tired from bangin that teenage niece of his all week
i ain't 75 yet...
Have you ever had a 75 year old man's johnson in your mouth? I have.
"Beta-Testing Google Eye-lids and updating his Facebook page"? That's one of the funniest adlibs to come out of Hollywood in years! Bravo Mr. Freeman. You still got it!
Yes he does...lol! :)
Freeman is a great actor, and that was a great line. 75 and still going strong. May we all be so lucky!
Why embarrass the poor guy?
And this is why I love this guy!
Morgan Freeman is either a liar, or the president of the united states, or maybe a secret terrorist, or an alien. I'm not sure.
If this post is any indication – you're a blooming idiot... and not fit to carry Freeman's jacket... and we'ew sure of that.
Marin, you're an idiot – that was obviously a joke.
Secret to Morgan Freeman's success: power naps.
The poor guy was exhausted after narrating this awesome Turtle Day video. http://vimeo.com/66790645
Off topic, but I just heard that Sarah Palin is on her way to Moore, Oklahoma to personally deliver a platter of s'mores to the tornado victims. That woman certainly knows just what to do in a crisis. Which is why she would make an excellent POTUS !!!!
Ahh, poor $arah – still trying so hard to be relevant – which is why $he makes a good POS...
I am having trouble staying awake at work right now. Maybe I should get back to work or I could go lay down on the couch in the conference room.
OMG me too!! I only have 30 minutes left though.
A movie critic could not come up with a more damning comment on this movie than one of its stars... obviously a snoozer.
the colbert bump!
I just wonder who is narrating his dreams?
Morgan Freeman does.
James Earl Jones, of course.
Michael Caine of course.
This is what I do every time Morgan Freeman talks. I fall asleep.
I don't blame him. I cared so little, I amost passed out myself.
I can't believe this is a story. What has happened to the news?
LJ – why click a story in the blog section of CNN and then complain about it not being newsworthy? Why not just go and click another story. You see, CNN does not just post articles that are highly newsworthy, they post entertainment articles that people might also be interested in. Next time, just click on something that you might be interested in.
Um the "News" is in the News section. This is the Entertainment Section! Duh!
I just have one thing to say in response to this...Tiddy-sprinkles!!!
If his inner voice is as soothing and melodious as his narrative voice, then him being gently eased into the arms of slumber is perfectly understandable. Show me the person who can resist the dulcet tones of the voice of Morgan Freeman, and I'll show you a person with no soul.
Wow, what a juicy news story! A tired human being fell asleep! Oh, here's some more juicy gossip about Morgan Freeman eating lunch during an interview! Sheesh.
Celebs on the toilet! How do your bowel movementrs compare with those of you favourite stars?
Apparently you got lost in the interwebs. This isn't the news section, genius. It's an entertainment blog. Next time leave a trail of mouseclicks so you can find your way back.
Also, it doesn't look like he was napping. It looks like he was bringing his head down to listen.
Also... it doesn't look like he was actually napping. It looks like he was resting his head down to listen to what was being said. Seriously, this is not news.
I don't know which is worse... the fact that anyone would point this out (as others have mentioned he is 75 and has Fibromyalgia)... or the fact that CNN considers this front page news.
LOL! That's because the story is not News – that's why it's in the Entertainment Section! Why is this simple fact so hard for some to understand? You clicked on the article in the Entertainment Section, then complain about why the article is news? If you want to read about the News, CNN has a lot of news sections! Geeze!
sassy–why is it hard for you to understand that it was ALSO on cnn's front page?
how is it cnn's front page...grow up....
I love Michael Caines voice. He's the best.
Give him a break – he's an old man who prolly had a bunch of these all week.
Come on folks!! Give the guy a break!! He's an old dude and still works harder than most actors of his age. Somebody give the man a pillow. Can I get an Amen!!!
I tell you why this happened. Now when conducting interviews the media grabs the spotlight because, after all, they ARE the news. Not Morgan Freeman. They ramble on and on and on and get the most face time with about 5 secs on the actual subject themselves.
I love Freeman! Even as he ages he is still the best. I always thought he would be our first black prez. Snoozzz on Morgan! We've grown old together
If I had to listen to Michael Caine blab on and on I would fall asleep too.
How could he be so disrespectful to Fox News. The fair and balanced smearers of feces.
Dreaming of Madidi.
The guy is 75 and probably did dozens of interviews to promote the new film, give him a break.
I agree... when promoting movies, the stars of the movies as well as directors, accept interviews from just about anyone who will have them as they have to publicize the heck out of the movie, to pull in audiences. at 75, just finishing the movie, and sitting through so many interviews and traveling to promote, i would have nodded off too!
Fox network will do that to a person.
Morgan Freeman's nod and blinks during the interview were done with CGI.
Good for him! Get some rest!
Leave that poor old man alone...he's a grandpa....old and sleepy... Just don't let him get behind the wheel!
Reblogged this on Lilian.
And we're supposed to care why?
Everytime he falls asleep now.....he gets a new freckle.
Morgan Freeman asleep is more interesting than most pop stars awake.
Amen to that !!
Poor guy! He was probably exhausted, or not feeling well, and had to get up super early for the interview. At least he showed up! He doesn't deserve this ridicule.
Morgan is a national treasure. He's 75..... Cut him some slack.......
I'll see it. It would take some pretty bad writing to screw up a move with Caine and Freeman in it. The plot sounds pretty bad, so they just might be able to pull it off.
I fell asleep watching it.
Sheesh - give the guy a break - he's 75 and has probably been flying around promoting the film. I'd be tired too and I'm not even 50!
No one thought to check if he was having a heart attack or something...?
Give the man a break.
He's 75 years old.....and it was a little early in the morning they did this interview with a local station. He did the best he could.
The european fella was in Victory - I can't bear seeing him in other movies. Freeman, he's a cool cat - to be so laid back during an interview - you're just cool...
How EMBARRASSING: ....for Q13 Fox news! LOL! Your interview was so boring, even your guest fell asleep!!
It's call fibromyalgia people. The pain don't let you sleep at night. How he still has a job i don't know. I lost mine because of it. I'm 36 and do that all the time. I hit my head with the monitor the other day checking my emails I felt asleep at 1pm after getting up at 10:30am.
LOL, that is funny. LOL I am sure he worked hard or whatever.
When I'm 75, I plan on napping whenever the he11 I feel like it too.
You'd be tired, too, if you were dating your grand-daughter.
That was my first thought too.
That was only a rumor that has since been disspelled, by him, at the request of his family because they were sick of people telling that. Not true.
Thats called acting
He wasn't sleeping. He's just tired of white men always dominating everything – including this interview.
Gee, look. A racist.
Racist remarks make mee sooooo slleeeppppyy..........
Morgan can sleep whenever and wherever he dang well pleases! He's earned it.
Where is the like button?
Well, regardless of his age, if I had to sit and listen to Michael Caine drone on, I may have dozed of too!
No, instead you get to click a button on your keyboard and watch from the comfort of your worn sofa in your ma's living room. Yeah, Caine is probably so much more boring than you and your life.
Morgan Freeman is awesome.
He will always be Easy Reader to me.
this old dude needs to retire-he has plenty of money to live it good
That old dude has more talent and work ethic in his pinky than you and I combined have in our whole bodies...... That talent, in him, has been a gift to all of us, for all of us.....
He must love what he does because at his age with his money I'd say screw it and spend my days chilling.
Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.
I gravitate towards gravitas.
He was at my son's college graduation at Boston University on Sunday afternoon. I'd say it's a case of jet lag!
Mr. Freeman's dreams have monologues.
LOL....I was thinking the same thing! After all, he's God (Bruce Almighty), a rebel leader (Oblivion), and all manner of reincarnation (on film)......he's tuckered out from running everything!!! So glad to see so many comments recognizing his talent. And truly, I don't know if I could keep up the work schedule he must have at age 75. I just hope I'm still loving my career as much. Rest your eyes if you need to Mr. Freeman- I'll wait.
I know the feeling...have the same problem watching his acting!
Article says Morgan Freeman not Tracy Morgan.
the guy is a show stopper
Morgan Freeman however is wonderful in most movies
I've seen the folks at Q13. Anyone would fall asleep when they spoke.
He's 75 and doing a morning interview – everyone knows a 75 year old doesn't really wake up and is ready to deal with the day until 1pm. Geez, guess I must be 75 too based on that description.
He's earned a nap or two for consistently portraying great characters to the fullest
Now you see me sleeping.
Like you know, idiot
Look in the mirror and read your message to yourself. Strange, isn't it?
grow up and get out of your parents basement
Only a true republicker could try to spin Obama into this. A swing and a miss. Nice try though.
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