Morgan Freeman made a rather questionable revelation about his personal view of the world during a recent panel discussion.
The 79-year-old actor was appearing alongside producing partner Lori McCreary when he made a remark about her clothing choices.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Freeman recalled of their first meeting:
She had on a dress cut to here.
This led to moderator of the Produced By conference, Mark Gordon, to promise that Freeman is ‘not a pig’, before adding, ‘maybe he is’.
She doesn’t want to be thought of as a pretty face. She wants to be thought of as serious. But you can’t get away from the short dresses.
Gordon stepped in once more to highlight that The Shawshank Redemption star’s comments could be construed as both sexist and misogynistic.
Sexist? Yeah, but I’m not misogynistic.
He added that he and McCreary enjoy ‘a great relationship’, and that she is both a ‘workaholic’ and a ‘good person’.
Former computer scientist McCreary did say Freeman was ‘trustworthy’ and described him as having ‘integrity’, before the panelists suggested that it is women who make better producers.
I think inherently — I might be sexist — my construct is family, bringing people together. I’m not saying men aren’t that way.
Freeman responded that for men:
It’s always about the pissing contest.
Leading Gordon to chime back in by discussing his and Freeman’s bathroom habits.
There’s something we have in common. Morgan and I both like to sit down when we pee. We all work hard. If you can sit down when you have a chance, do.
Okay then, thanks for clarifying all that guys…
The Hollywood Reporter