Morgan Freeman attends the 'Now You See Me' New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on May 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

E! Online – Morgan Freeman has given a million-dollar explanation regarding the gradual closing of his eyelids during an early-morning interview yesterday.

“I wasn’t actually sleeping,” the Oscar winner said in a statement obtained by E! News Thursday after millions of people viewed his televised nap online. “I’m a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page.”

Funny, sonorous and tech-savvy? Swoon!

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