Interview: Morgan Freeman Talks Comedies and “Just Getting Started”

You’d be hard pressed to find a more iconic actor than Morgan Freeman.  From Driving Miss Daisy and Glory to The Shawshank Redemption and Se7en, the man has done just about everything.

His latest project, Ron Shelton’s Just Getting Started, allows the legendary actor to show off his comedic chops, playing Duke, an ex-mob lawyer who must put aside a petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off an impending mob hit.

We were fortunate enough to get the chance to sit down with the Oscar winning actor to discuss his attraction to the film, his take on doing comedy, and his ability to improvise.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.

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