Promoting a movie can be hard work. Movie stars find themselves sitting in the same hotel room all day, looking at the same movie posters and being asked the same questions by a bunch of people who have been flown in from all over the world to pester them.
"What was it like working with so-and-so?" "Tell me about your character." "Any funny stories from the set?" "Who is your celebrity crush?" Zzzzzz. In this case, literally.
Morgan Freeman has played Frederick Douglass, the President, Batman's backup buddy and even GOD, so he's earned the right to sneak in a snooze whenever and wherever he sees fit. Say, for example, while doing a live interview.
These news anchors should be glad Freeman didn't handle their questions the same way as Natalie Portman. (In fairness to Freeman, it was pretty early in the morning, too. And he's 75 years old! And recent research shows that power naps are damn good for you!)
But can we make a suggestion? Mr. Freeman, next time you get this bored talking about this movie, start doing a Michael Caine impression, like that amazing scene in "The Trip."