In a rare interview, Morgan Freeman expressed his dislike for the concept of 'Black History Month' and the term 'African-American.'
Also, 'African-American' is a derogatory term. I do not subscribe to this publication.
Black people have had a variety of names since the beginning of time, and I do not know how these terms gained such a foothold, but everyone now uses 'African-American'.
What does it truly imply? The majority of black individuals in this region of the globe are hybrids. And you refer to Africa as a country when it is actually a continent, like Europe."
Freeman told The Times that he was inspired as a child by watching Sidney Poitier on screen, and that he subsequently met the veteran actor.
Freeman disclosed, "I spoke with Sidney many years ago. He said, 'I wished to be like you.'"
Freeman's ideal self would have been his close friend Denzel Washington. "I am extremely envious of Denzel's career, as he is doing exactly what I aspired to do."
He added, "Generationally, however, I do believe we're making great strides... LGBTQ, Asian, black, white, and interracial marriages and relationships. All accounted for. Now you can see them all on screen, which is a tremendous improvement.
In the past decade, I have engaged in numerous activities that were vastly distinct. Driving Miss Daisy and Glory were two distinct vehicles. Now? It's just . . . me. Instead of the other way around, the character will adapt to you, so I do whatever piques my interest. Sometimes it's just about the money."