Morgan Freeman’s rich baritone voice has lent gravitas to on-screen roles ranging from presidents to God. During a visit to TODAY Tuesday, the Oscar winner proved his lips are pretty commanding, too.
In a clip shown to Freeman, actress Diane Keaton named him among her favorite on-screen kissers. “His lips were just so luscious,” Keaton was seen telling Ellen DeGeneres in an interview last month. “It felt gooey and good.” (The two play husband and wife in the forthcoming film “Life Itself.”)
After the clip aired, TODAY’s Tamron Hall got the giggles. “You have luscious lips?” she asked.
“Yeah, they are — soft and delicious,” Freeman said, then added suggestively, “And I give out samples.”
Blushing, Hall scurried over to Freeman for a friendly peck.
To Freeman’s surprise, the smooch turned out to be a belated birthday kiss. The actor turned 77 Sunday, and TODAY presented him with a blazing birthday cake.
“I’ll never have the breath to blow out that fire!” Freeman exclaimed.
“But you've got the lips, so go for it,” Hall cheered.
With a little help from the TODAY gang, Freeman put out the flames.
See more of Freeman when his science documentary series “Through the Wormhole” returns to the Science Channel June 4 at 10 p.m.