Video: Morgan Freeman falls asleep in TV interview

Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman has shocked and amused TV audiences after he fell asleep during a live interview.

Michael Caine keeps talking while Morgan Freeman falls asleep.

The 75-year-old star was being questioned along with Michael Caine about their new film, Now You See Me, on a local US breakfast show when he appeared to be having trouble opening his eyes.

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However, after shaking himself awake several times, the acting legend eventually slumped over while the interviewers did their best to ignore the awkward moment and focus on Caine instead.

Now You See Me tells the story of a group of illusionists who pull off bank robberies during their stage shows, giving the money to the audiences.

Michael Caine keeps talking while Morgan Freeman falls asleep.