5 Celebs Who Fell Asleep on Live TV
To sleep or not to sleep? That is the question we usually ask ourselves at 10 p.m. when deciding between another episode of Queer Eye or some REM sleep. For these five celebs however, catching some z’s doesn’t always happen that way. From Chrissy Teigen to Prince William, here are five stars who got caught sleeping on live TV and lived to tell (or deny) the tale.
In 2013, the now 81-year-old Oscar winner took a brief nap during an interview for Now You See Me alongside actor Michael Caine. While Caine went on about the magic involved in the movie, Freeman got some shut-eye. The best part? Following the debacle, he released a statement that read, “I wasn’t actually sleeping. I’m a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely taking the opportunity to update my Facebook page.” Morgan, FTW.
At the 2017 Oscars, the 33-year-old was caught snoozing on her husband John Legend’s shoulder once while Casey Affleck accepted his trophy and yet again while Emma Stone received hers. Hey, Teigen’s a cookbook author, model, TV host and mom of two. Of course she’s tired.
The iconic 92-year-old musician fell into a deep sleep during a 2011 interview about his memoir, My Song. The interviewer even tried to rouse him, yelling, “Wake up, wake up! This is your wake-up call! OK, I’ll tell you what, he’s meditating. He’s taking a little nap,” before they cut to another segment.
The most recent celeb to join the fallen-asleep-on-live-TV club is Bolton, who appeared to take a nap during an interview with Australia’s The Morning Show in February. The awkwardness dragged on for a while, but he finally sprung to attention. After the fact, Bolton blamed the snafu on technical difficulties and said he was tweeting, not sleeping. He did get in on the fun a little bit and joked, “I got my first record deal when I was 15 and I haven’t slept since!”
Shortly after Prince Louis’s arrival, the second in line to the throne fell asleep during the Anzac Day Service of Commemoration. He drifted in and out but remained dignified looking throughout. Bravo, William.