Aaron Eckhart daunted by acting alongside Morgan Freeman

Thursday April 4, 2013

Aaron Eckhart has confessed the toughest challenge of playing the US President was sharing the screen with Morgan Freeman.

The Dark Knight Rises star plays the world leader in action movie Olympus Has Fallen, alongside 75-year-old award-winning actor Morgan. He himself has also previously played the President in disaster movie Deep Impact, but in this new movie plays the Speaker of the US House of Representatives.

Aaron revealed: "The biggest challenge of playing the President was Morgan Freeman.

“I was standing very presidentially in the Oval Office by the desk and I was waiting for everybody to come in, and then Morgan Freeman walked in and everybody thought he was the President. So I was like 'I'm the President of this movie!'."

But the actor, 45, also said that being the President of the United States was a role he had always dreamed of.

He confessed: "It's interesting as an actor playing a President, because every American kid grows up wanting to be a President."

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