Morgan Freeman recently showed off his skill of rapping in this year's Super Bowl commercial for Doritos Blaze and Mountain Dew Ice. The 80-year-old actor rapped Missy Elliott's song "Get Ur Freak On."
The over one-minute clip opens with Freeman looking at himself in the mirror while practicing the tongue twister Peter Piper. Elliott approaches him before the clip cuts to the next scene. Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is also looking at himself in the mirror while practicing the tongue twister Woodchuck.
After practicing for a few more seconds, Freeman and Dinklage go on a rap battle. The 48-year-old star is first to rap his own rendition of Busta Rhyme's song "Look At Me Now" while promoting Doritos Blaze. Freeman, on the other hand, is promoting the soda.
The full commercial is scheduled for release on Feb. 4, but some publications already unveiled a copy of the video. In the clip, Dinklage takes a bite of Doritos Blaze. He drops the pack of chips and sings "Look At Me Now" in front of a fireplace. The actor's rapping skill is very impressive, but Freeman did not also disappoint.
Freeman enters a darkened room with a bottle of Mountain Dew Ice in his hand. He opens the bottle and drinks before singing "Get Ur Freak On." The actor also shows off his impressive dance moves.
Every single movement is in tune with the lyrics of Elliott's song. The rapper also makes a brief appearance in the commercial video as the Ice Queen.
Morgan Freeman Talks Rapping In Super Bowl Ad
After filming for the 2018 Super Bowl commercial, Freeman opened up about his experience and said that it was his first time ever to rap.
"If it came natural to me I think I would have made some money doing it. It didn't come naturally at all. Talking that fast and trying to be clear is difficult for someone like me who is used to talking slow," said Freeman.
Freeman added that he had to practice several times before perfecting his part in the advertisement.
"I had to do it pretty much all day to get it right. You have to rehearse it and rehearse it and rehearse it and then do it for different set ups, camera angles etc. So yeah, over and over. By the end of the day you pretty much got the lip sync down," said the actor.