*After video of Morgan Freeman dozing off during an interview went viral on Thursday, the actor has come to say that he was not, in fact, sleeping.
During an interview with FOX affiliate Q13 in Seattle, to promote his new movie “Now You See Me,” the actor had his eyes closed much of the time while his co-star Michael Caine was talking. At one point, his head even drooped down, then jerked back up.
“I wasn’t actually sleeping,” Freeman jokingly tells People.com. “I’m a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page.”
About halfway through the interview, Freeman shuts his eyes before clips from the movie are shown. When the camera returns to Freeman, his head is down and his eyes are shut, prompting the station to later note on its website, “Maybe he was up too late partying.”
“Now You See Me” – which also stars Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo, Dave Franco, Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson – hits theaters May 31.