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Morgan Freeman falls asleep on-camera, then explains why

A video of Morgan Freeman napping went viral Thursday because, well, he fell asleep during an interview. On camera.

Morgan Freeman falls asleep on-camera, then explains why

And on the seventh day, God rested.

A video of Morgan Freeman napping went viral Thursday because, well, he fell asleep during an interview. On camera.

The two reporters interviewing Freeman at the Fox affiliate in Seattle seemed enthusiastic about the opportunity to discuss his new film "Now You See Me" via satellite with the sleepy star and Michael Caine. Halfway through the live interview, Freeman slowly shuts his eyes as the segment switches to clips from the film. When the camera returns to Freeman's face, the actor is sleeping.

On Friday, the actor gave a wry explanation to People magazine as to why he fell asleep on-air, "I'm a beta tester for Google Eyelids," he says. "I was merely updating my Facebook page."

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The film, which also stars Dave Franco, Jesse Eisenberg (who ate at El Vez last weekend), Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, and Mark Ruffalo, debuts on the big screen next weekend.

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