Morgan Freeman Exclusive Video Interview RED; Plus a BATMAN 3 Update and How Did He End Up on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE?

     October 6, 2010

While I get to speak with a number of people in the entertainment industry due to working for Collider, it’s not too often that I’m as nervous as I am excited before sitting down to do an interview.  But on Sunday morning in New York City, I was as excited as a twelve-year-old girl meeting Justin Bieber.  That’s because I got to sit down with Morgan Freeman for his new movie Red.  As a fan of his work in such films as Glory, Unforgiven, The Shankshank Redemption, Se7en, and countless others, getting the chance to ask him some questions was a real thrill.

Thankfully, Freeman could not have been nicer, and we spent almost five minutes discussing everything from making Red to appearing in Saturday Night Live the night before (he was in the sketch What Up With That).  Of course I also tried to find out if he knew anything about Batman 3, and we also talked about what it’s like for him to walk around in public and always getting recognized.  Hit the jump to see what he had to say:

Finally, over the next week I’ll be posting a ton of exclusive video interviews with the cast of Red.  You can look for interviews with Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren , Karl Urban and Bruce Willis.  And if you’d like to see some clips from Red, you can watch them here.  I’m happy to report the film is a ton of fun, and it’s definitely worth checking out the weekend of October 15th.

Like I always do, I’ve listed everything we talked about above the interview.  Hope you like it.

Morgan Freeman

  • I tell him how big of a fan I am of his work
  • I ask if doing a junket is like a normal day for him as I would imagine many people want to talk to him about his movie roles
  • Saturday Night Live talk – I ask how he got involved in the show and how was it to do the What Up With That sketch
  • Did he know when they were filming RED it would be such a fun movie
  • Did he have a lot of friends that wanted to visit him on set due to the all star cast
  • Batman 3 talk – I ask if Christopher Nolan has told him when they might be starting
  • Was he surprised by the worldwide success of The Dark Knight
and here’s the SNL sketch we talked about. It’s quite funny.


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