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Having played God in Bruce Almighty, Morgan Freeman revealed he has an affinity towards that which is beyond us, according to Reuters.
When asked about his attraction to roles larger than life in an interview, he replied, "I think I just fall into a huge pot of people who are fascinated with what's out there. I used to read a lot of science fiction ... particularly that of Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein and some other very interesting people, and they came up with thoughts about what's possible on Earth."
The 71-year-old Academy Award-winning actor, is currently working on the third season of Through the Wormhole, which airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. on the Science Channel, according to New York Daily News.
The actor got more philosophical as the interview went on on the topic of good and evil, saying that balance was necessary in life.
"Evil is the opposite of good. Like up is the opposite of down, left is the opposite of right. You only have one because you have the other ... I think that there is balance in the universe. And these questions are the questions of balance," Freeman said.
While Freeman says he believes in something bigger than himself, he doesn't necessarily believe there is a God.
"... As I said at the start, I think we invented God. So if I believe in God, and I do, it's because I think I'm God."
Freeman is also busy promoting the highly anticipated film, The Dark Knight Rises, which opens July 20. While he revealed that his character survives the film, Freeman noted that he doesn't necessarily feel "done" with the series — just that it's the end of a chapter.