He has played POTUS twice, happy to reveal he voted for Hillary Clinton and even been the voice of God, but this actor is hoping for the best when it comes to Donald Trump.
Morgan Freeman did not vote for Trump nor does he support his policies, but he is trying to be positive about what the former reality star turned leader of the free world will do.
In an exclusive excerpt provided to the DailyMail.com, the 79-year-old told AARP: The Magazine he is staying hopeful.
The Oscar winner – who stars on AARP magazine’s cover this month – said: ‘As for politics today, I supported Hillary in the election, and now it feels like we are jumping off a cliff.
‘We just have to find out how we land. I’m not scared, though. ‘I’m holding out hope that Donald Trump has to be a good president. He can’t not be. What I see is a guy who will not lose.’
The interview was, however, conducted prior to the recent Executive Orders made by the President that included an immigration ban targeting refugees.
It is not clear if his view has since changed, but Morgan did speak of what it takes to be a great leader when reflecting on meeting and playing the iconic Nelson Mandela.
‘Well, yes, he’s a hero, but he’s also just a guy. He has all this courage, and that’s what it takes to be Mandela. You can do anything with enough kindness and compassion.’
Morgan has played a president twice – in Deep Impact and Olympus Has Fallen – and even lent his famous voice to an advertisement for Trump’s adversary Clinton.
Deep Impact was released in 1998 long before the US had a black president and in a time when many thought that may not happen.
Morgan told the magazine: ‘Some people thought Hollywood wasn’t ready for a black president, but I didn’t consider it.