The latest incarnation of “Morgan Freeman is an excellent narrator” popped up on this week’s The Graham Norton Show. Seated next to Going In Style c0-star/Brexit enthusiast Michael Caine, Freeman talked a bit about his classic 1994 prison drama The Shawshank Redemption. After discussing the film’s initial box office flop status, Freeman was nudged into doing a bit of narration in the style of Red from the film. (Think James Lipton asking one of his guests if “_____ was here.”) Ever the good sport, Freeman obliged.
“I must admit I didn’t think much of Graham Norton first time I laid eyes on him,” narrated Freeman.
Freeman continued to narrate things bout Norton’s life, demeanour and drinking habits. He also got an opportunity to express a quiet desire for mercy.
“I hope people stop asking me to do stupid voice-overs like this,” said the Academy Award certified actor. “I hope.”
Speaking of honored comedy staples, Norton and Caine chatted a bit about the subject of Michael Caine impressions. Namely, how Tom Hanks possesses the one that Caine is most impressed by. Geez, Graham Norton stuffs a lot into his talk show, doesn’t he?