Morgan Freeman found playing a disabled character "very easy".
The iconic actor portrays a retired, wheelchair-bound writer in new movie The Magic of Belle Isle and drew on his own impairment for the part.
In 2008, the star was in a car accident and suffered nerve damage to his arm which left him unable to use it properly.
"See, my fingers don't work. So I don't use this arm to do much with because I don't have any feeling back here. I'm always afraid that if I try too hard, I'm going to damage it, more even than was done. I'm very protective of it," he told movie website Collider. "Playing this character who is paralyzed on this side of his body was very easy. All I had to do was just relax this hand more and try not to let my arm do the things that it would normally do. Sometimes you're talking and oops, never mind."
Morgan also spoke about the upcoming, and final, Batman installment The Dark Knight Rises.
The thespian plays Lucius Fox in the franchise, a friend and advisor to the caped crusader.
While he felt honored to have a part in all three of the Batman movies, the 75-year-old isn't sad that the franchise is coming to an end.
"I feel fine. I know it's a conclusion and I'm alright with that. It was a great stroke of fortune to be hired to play the role, and that he continued [to be written in], the more positive it is for me. It's just great good fortune. If it's ending now and it is ending now, that's cool," he said.
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