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Morgan Freeman Falls Asleep During Seattle Morning Show Interview [Video]

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Morgan Freeman in 2012 (MAX NASH/Getty Images)

Morgan Freeman in 2012 (MAX NASH/Getty Images)

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(CBS Seattle) – Morgan Freeman’s effort to promote his new film Now You See Me took an odd turn Wednesday after the actor fell asleep during a satellite interview with a Seattle TV station’s morning show.

While appearing on the local Fox affiliate’s morning show, Q13 Fox News This Morning, Freeman, 75, appears to begin nodding off after a followup question asked by anchor Bill Wixey — less than a minute into the interview.  As his co-star Michael Caine answers Wixey’s question in further detail, Freeman falls deeper into a snooze, gently nodding as Caine speaks. At roughly a minute into the interview, it is apparent Freeman is having trouble staying awake and is seen leaning forward, bowing his head.

The interview eventually cuts away to video clips of the film before returning to a shot of the two actors again. It is here where Morgan is seen completely slouched over.

Freeman has not yet commented on the incident.

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