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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Morgan Freeman
Invictus
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Dec 4, 2009
Matt Damon & Morgan Freeman - Invictus

Q1: Morgan, congratulations on the NBR Award.
MF: Thank you so much. Anybody know what NBR means?

Q2: National Board of Review.
MF: Hey, hey, hey. And do you know why he's congratulating me?

Q3: Yes, you won.
MF: Hey, hey, hey.

Q4: Morgan, I understand since 1993 you felt you were the perfect person to play Nelson Mandela and it's taken this long to find the right way to do it. Can you talk about that journey?
MF: Nobody else is gonna get a chance to talk. This started out with Madiba naming me as his heir apparent so to speak when he was asked during the press conference at the publication of his book, Long Walk to Freedom, "Mr. Mandela, if your book becomes a movie, who would you like to play you?" He said, "Morgan Freeman." So, from then on, it's like okay so Morgan Freeman is going to be Mandela somewhere down the line. We spent a lot of time, Lori (McCreary) and I, my producing partner at Revelations. We were trying all this...

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