Please Stop Asking Morgan Freeman To Record Your Voicemail Messages

No, Morgan Freeman doesn’t want to record your damn voicemail message.

On Wednesday’s “Late Night,” the Hollywood actor revealed “it gets exhausting” when fans approach him for a customized answerphone greeting.

“You know, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said, ‘Hello, this is so and so… is not willing to come to the phone right now,’” he told host Seth Meyers.

Nowadays, Freeman said he’ll only record a message if he’s lost “a big bet,” such as the one he forfeited to Zach Braff, who directed “Going in Style” ― in which he stars alongside Michael Caine.

Freeman later turned down Meyers’ offer to record a greeting for him, claiming he already had the “absolute perfect telephone answerer” — the guy who installed his phone system in the first place.

“So the one place you can’t hear an outgoing voicemail from Morgan Freeman is on Morgan Freeman’s phone,” Meyers quipped. Touché.

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