CATEGORIES Movie NewsThe publicity circuit for a new movie can be exhausting -- as an actor you've got to do countless interviews and promotional spots, trumpeting a film that you might not even like that much. But very few times has this level of exhaustion been captured on tape... until now. While Morgan Freeman was doing local TV interviews with Michael Caine for their new magician thriller "Now You See Me," he nodded off several times (more like "Now You Zzzz Me," right?).
While Caine was being enthusiastic about the movie, discussing the scale of the tricks, Freeman begins to close his eyes. Then his head droops and you realize, he's taking a little nap. The interviewer (from a Fox affiliate in Seattle) either doesn't realize that he's temporarily lost the "Shawshank Redemption" star or doesn't want to bring it to anyone's attention, so he lobs a softball question about what it takes to be a narrator, and everybody is once again on the same page.
Seeing a movie star fall asleep during an interview is like capturing footage of bigfoot and a unicorn making out; it's the rarest of the rare.
"Now You See Me," which also stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Melanie Laurent, Dave Franco, and Elias Koteas, opens on May 31st.
[via Q13Fox h/t Gawker]