One of the best movies of the year is considered “12 Years a Slave,” which is scheduled for wide theatrical release on November 1. Despite all the hype around it, Morgan Freeman remains completely unfazed where it’s concerned.
The iconic actor sat down for an interview with The Daily Beast and the topic of slavery came up, with Morgan saying that relatives on his father’s side were slaves.
This explains why he has no interest in seeing the Brad Pitt-produced film even though it already has all the critics singing its praise and claiming it’s bound for at least one Oscar in February, when the awards gala takes place.
“I saw a television movie that was made a few years ago about the same character [Solomon Northup]. But I don’t particularly want to see it. I don’t want my anger quotient exacerbated, you know? Things are bad enough as they are. I don’t want to keep punching myself in the face with it,” Freeman says when asked if he has any plans of seeing “12 Years a Slave.”
The film is based on the true story of Northup and stars extremely talented actors like Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Quvenzhane Wallis, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Garret Dillahunt.
Above is the official trailer.