Morgan Freeman spotted filming in Israel

Actor in town shooting for National Geographic's 'The Story of God'

November 21, 2018 17:23
Morgan Freeman

Cast member Morgan Freeman poses at the premiere for "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 29, 2018. (photo credit: MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS)


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The voice of God - or the closest human equivalent - was spotted in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

That's right, actor Morgan Freeman is in Israel this week filming for his National Geographic show The Story of God. The show, which began airing on the channel in 2016, is billed as a "global journey to understand how religion has evolved throughout the course of civilization." The third season of the show is slated to air next year.

On Wednesday Freeman, was sighted both at Western Wall and at the Israel Museum in the capital.

This isn't the first time Freeman has been to Israel - it isn't even the first time he's filming in Jerusalem for the sake of the show.

Back in 2015, Freeman visited the country to film an episode that aired in the show's first season, titled Creation, which saw him at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

In an interview with Reuters during his trip to Jerusalem three years ago, Freeman declined to comment on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“I don’t have a message for anybody," he said. "No, we’re just here doing a documentary."

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