Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole
Morgan Freeman is not just about playing God in movies. The Oscar winner's curiosity in science led to his current project, narrating Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (Wednesday, 10/9c, Science Channel), which explores the universe's greatest questions—like whether God exists.
TV Guide Magazine: You narrate so many shows that Family Guy spoofed you!
Freeman: Sometimes I get the impression that nobody else does narration.
TV Guide Magazine: Were you a science geek as a kid?
Freeman: No, I was playing sports. But in my twenties, I got into science fiction.
TV Guide Magazine: Wormhole takes on big questions, like is there a Creator? What mystery would you like solved?
Freeman: Time travel! The nearest star is 4.5 light years away, but scientists believe that space/time is like a fabric. If you get enough energy going, you could fold it, so you could travel there in no time.
TV Guide Magazine: The series uses animation to explain complicated concepts. Is it a way to get kids interested in science?
Freeman: Absolutely. I've been interested in education for years. [My] Rock River Foundation raises money for schools in Mississippi. I also work with Nelson Mandela's educational foundation.
TV Guide Magazine: Why do you always wear an earring?
Freeman: When I was a kid, I saw a pirate movie with Burt Lancaster, who wore an earring. I thought that was sexy. Then I learned that sailors wore gold earrings to pay for funerals if they died in foreign lands. I'm a sailor, so that nailed it.
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