Morgan Freeman’s plane had to make an emergency landing after blowing a tire during takeoff. ABC News reports that Freeman was en route to Mississippi, and that the famous actor wasn’t harmed during the events.
“Sometimes things don’t go as planned and a tire blew on take-off which caused other problems, but thanks to my excellent pilot Jimmy Hobson we landed safely without a scratch,” Freeman said in a statement, “I cannot say the same about my plane. I appreciate the concern and prayers for our safety.”
The aircraft had to burn fuel before making the emergency landing, because too much fuel in the tank could’ve been more of a danger for Freeman and the pilot, who were the only two on board.
The plane made the emergency landing and skid off the runway as it landed. Morgan seemed calm during his press release.
Morgan Freeman has been active on both the big and small screen in recent years. In 2014, he starred in four movies, along with producing his hit show Inside the Wormhole. It turns out that he was actually on his way to shoot a show similar to his own when his plane blew a tire.
He released a statement revealing he was on his way to shoot a segment for National Geographic’s The Story of God. Variety states that Freeman is hosting and executive producing the series, and that it’s due to air at some point in 2016.
Freeman recently said “The story of God is one of the greatest mysteries and most important ideas in the world, for me, this is a personal and enduring quest to understand the divine, and I am humbled by the opportunity to take viewers along on this incredible journey.”
Freeman is going to travel around the world for the show, engaging in a variety of religious rituals and experiences to ultimately shed more light on the idea of God and religion.
It’s also fun to point out that Morgan Freeman played God in Bruce Almighty alongside Jim Carrey in 2003.
Freeman’s producing partner for the show said “National Geographic’s unprecedented inside access will allow us to explore the global mystery behind God and religion. With Morgan as our storyteller, we’re going to produce a visually stunning and thought-provoking series that will spur meaningful conversations about God and faith, by believers and nonbelievers alike.”
It’s nice to know that Morgan Freeman is alright after the emergency landing. Morgan is one of those actors that’s also interested in meaningful topics, so thankfully, we can see his creation come to life next year.
As for the future, Morgan Freeman is set to star in a remake of Ben-Hur in 2016. He’s set to play the character of Sheik Ilderim, who was the character that won Hugh Griffith the Oscar for best supporting actor in the 1959 version of Ben-Hur.
It’s nice to know that Morgan Freeman is safe. He’s not the only one that’s had airplane troubles in 2015. Harrison Ford was involved in a plane crash earlier in the year as well. Thankfully, he also walked away without any injury. Ford is set to star in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which comes out in a few weeks.
As for the future, Morgan Freeman is also working on Now You See Me 2, which is the sequel to the surprise hit Now You See Me. It comes out in 2016. All in all, we’re happy that Morgan Freeman is alright, and that we’ll get to see him in more movies and shows in the future.
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