Morgan on Mandela, Mirrors, Mississippi and More
Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee on June 1, 1937
but raised from infancy in Charleston, Mississippi by his
paternal grandmother. Every summer as a young child, he would
visit his parents who had moved to Chicago, which is where he
developed his love of the cinema.
Kam Williams: Mr. Freeman, thanks so much for the time. I’m
honored to be speaking with you.
KW: Reverend Florine Thompson asks, who or what has been your
greatest source of encouragement and inspiration?
I meant, can you interpret the question? What
did you have in mind there?
KW: Have you been doing a lot more voiceover work lately? It seems like I’m always hearing you on TV and radio ads.
MF: No, sometimes I think I hear my voice, too, but it’s not my voice. So, you have to be a little careful there.
KW: Yeah, Richie Havens said the same thing. That there’s a guy impersonating him who has done a bunch of commercials.
MF: Right. If a good model sounds alike, some people go for it.
KW: Thanks again, Mr. Freeman. I really appreciate the time, and I’ve admired your career and enjoyed all your work.
MF: Thanks so much, that’s very kind of you.
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