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Viral Video: Morgan Freeman falls asleep during interview

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Posted at 6:04 AM, May 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-24 12:59:49-04

(CNN) — Morgan Freeman tried his hardest to stay awake during a televised interview this morning, but he just couldn’t do it.

The 75-year-old actor 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 tried to furrow his brow and nod his head to indicate his interest, but more often than not he ended up just nodding off.

The first warning signs are there from the start, as some of Freeman’s “blinks” are suspiciously long.

But 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.

Caine carried on throughout Freeman’s apparent mini-nap, 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.

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