This past weekend we had the honor of sitting down with one of the great actors today, Morgan Freeman who plays Sheik Ilderim in the upcoming remake of the cinema classic, Ben-Hur.
The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.
In the film the academy award winner plays the mentor and benefactor to Ben-Hur after he escape the deadly slave galley. He prepares him to ride chariots for the upcoming race. Freeman said about his experience on the set, “I noticed the director and producers laugh a lot. When there is a lot of laughing that means they are happy with what they are getting.
Ben-Hur is in theaters on August 19. You can her the full interview with Morgan Freeman below.