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Originally posted 05/11/2015 01:05PM
The legalization of marijuana remains hotly debated. But for Morgan Freeman, there's no question.
Morgan Freeman Talks Asking Tough Questions (and Sometimes Even Answering Them) on Through the Wormhole
Originally posted 04/29/2015 03:45PM
And, despite the signature twinkle in Freeman's eyes during the opening moments of the season's first episode, "Are We Bigots?" – which PEOPLE has obtained exclusively – the premiere is unflinching in its acknowledgment of people's ingrained biases.
Never was the relevance of the topic more clear than, during the episode's development, when the country erupted over the shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, which escalated the national dialogue about racism, bigotry and prejudice.
"I'm not so sure it was that much of a hot button when we filmed the episode," Freeman tells PEOPLE. "It sort of grew as we were developing it."
Freeman, who acts as an executive producer and the show's host, says that navigating a fraught cultural issue through a scientific lens was "not intimidating at all – it was more exciting for us to think what we're doing here is timely, is going to work out to be very useful. The further we can disseminate this particular part of the information, the better off our society is going to be."
Originally posted 04/10/2015 04:15PM
In their new comedy, 5 Flights Up, they play a married couple in chaos over a lot of things, including their sick dog, Dorothy.
Originally posted 02/26/2015 10:15AM
You'll never guess who got fired from Red Lobster before she found fame
Originally posted 01/13/2015 09:20PM
You might remember him as the guy who romanced Nicole Kidman in a Chanel commercial, or the hunk Laura Linney jumped up and down with excitement over in Love Actually, but Rodrigo Santoro is about to take on a different type of role in the remake of Ben Hur.
Originally posted 09/19/2014 04:35PM
Téa Leoni is in a fresh phase of her life – she's got a new project, starring in the title role of Madam Secretary, and is newly single, having split with husband David Duchovny this summer after 17 years of marriage.
Originally posted 09/12/2014 01:45AM
The Lucy actor visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday to discuss his new movie Dolphin Tale 2 and share his case of mistaken identity.
Freeman, 77, told the host he was recently at an airport wearing a hat and glasses when he was approached by a "fan."
Originally posted 09/06/2014 04:45PM
She's dated Woody Allen and Al Pacino, but there's one man who Diane Keaton would happily spend 40 years of her life with – Morgan Freeman.
The Oscar winner made the confession Friday on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival, where she locked lips with her Ruth & Alex costar.
"Look at him!" she told ET Canada as she grabbed Freeman's cheeks and pulled him in for a kiss.
Originally posted 07/25/2014 08:40AM
Jimmy Fallon took the smooth, calming drawl of Morgan Freeman's voice up a few notches on Thursday's Tonight Show.
The Oscar winner, 77, stopped by to promote his new movie Lucy, costarring Scarlett Johansson, but Fallon had other ideas. After watching Freeman sip helium on the science show Through the Wormhole, the late-night host convinced the star to do it again.
Originally posted 07/17/2014 08:30AM
Aimed at kids who had aged out of Sesame Street, the show starred Hollywood legends Rita Moreno, Morgan Freeman and Bill Cosby (for the first two years, at least). More than 40 years after its premiere, the comedy of The Electric Company still stands up, as this clip of Freeman playing "Vincent the Vegetable Vampire" proves.
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