Morgan Freeman bought a ranch in Mississippi that he’s turned into a bee sanctuary. The actor feeds and looks after the bees himself, and the main reason for creating the sanctuary is quite interesting.In October 2018, Morgan Freeman appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” where he discussed his National Geographic series “The Story of God.”
He travels around the world talking to people about their different versions of God and spirituality on the show.
The star revealed that he realized that people weren’t too focused on a god. According to Freeman, the focus for most people was more on the afterlife in their religions.
Freeman shared, “Religion is pretty much about not dying,” before adding his assessment, saying, “99.9% of human beings don’t want to die.” The actor shared how he could accept that death was nothing because one minute you’re here and the next you’re not.
The star then revealed how his father had been more of a “scoundrel” regarding religion, whereas his mother would diligently go to church on Sundays. His mother even tried to get Freeman’s father to go along, but he couldn’t get along with the shouting and jumping in church.
However, the legendary actor told a hilarious story of his father pruning a fruit tree at 72. The star’s father fell while doing his task, hurt his back, and failed to heal from the injury causing him to walk with two canes.
One day, Freeman came home to find his father reading a thick Bible, seemingly changed from his lack of belief in religion. When the star questioned his father about it, the parent hilariously told him:
“You never know!”
During his Esquire interview in 2012, Freeman opened up about his thoughts on death. He confessed that he was “very concerned about longevity” and didn’t want to die because he still had a lot to do in life.
The “Million Dollar Baby” star said he took advantage when he got a chance to do fewer things or do nothing! The Oscar Award-winning star knows a bit about death because, in August 2008, he was involved in a deadly car crash.
Morgan Freeman at his upscale restaurant Madidi on September 23, 2005, in Clarksdale, Mississippi. | Source: James Patterson/Getty Images
Freeman never fully healed after, as evidenced by his paralyzed left hand, which he grabbed and winced over during his Esquire interview. The actor was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where he remained in serious condition for several days.
While involved with Take Part for its UN Climate Summit Film, “WHAT’S POSSIBLE,” the “Invictus” star shared his thoughts on climate change and its impact on humans. The actor noted how one-day people would wake up and find how we changed the face of the Earth.
He described climate change as the biggest crisis the world has ever faced but acknowledged that it also presented an opportunity to solve it. Freeman said people just needed a concerted effort because everything we needed to make a change was available to us.
The actor urged people to act accordingly because they had many reasons to do so. He concluded his pitch by encouraging people to start making a difference today and not wait until tomorrow.
MORGAN’S CLIMATE CHANGE-INSPIRED MISSISSIPPI RANCH
The Academy Award-winning actor has a 124-acre ranch near Charleston, Mississippi. He bought the land from his parents in 1991 and then built a hacienda-style home, but he also has another house in New York City.
The ranch has a swimming pool and appears to be surrounded by nature, offering peace and quiet for the dweller. To get to Freeman’s ranch, one has to drive for miles through the Delta country.