SPOTTED: Morgan Freeman getting lots of laughs as he provided his own modesty-free introduction as an “iconic, legendary, Academy Award-nominated, Academy Award-winning” actor while holding court at an exclusive dinner Tuesday at Café Milano in Georgetown.
Sen. Ed MarkeyEd MarkeyDem senators ask Bannon for more info about Breitbart contact Dem lawmaker: FCC now stands for 'Forgetting Choice and Competition' Senate Dems want Trump to release ethics waivers, visitor logs MORE (D-Mass.) was seen mock-lamenting to Freeman, who served as “The C Word’s” executive producer, that clips of him were left on the cutting room floor.
“You don’t have this problem because you’d be the last person they’d cut!” Markey exclaimed to the “Shawshank Redemption” actor with a smile.
Freeman, clad in a button down shirt and jacket sans tie, appeared to forge a carb-filled bond with the lawmaker.
“Why did you leave the best part?” Freeman, 78, said to the senator, pointing to Markey’s plate filled with bread crust. After indicating he wasn’t going to indulge in the bread, Freeman reached over and treated himself from Markey’s plate.
When Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus, excused herself from the table after a lengthy chat about the film, Freeman quipped with faux horror, “Where are you going?”
Saying she was heading home “to the man she loves,” — that would be former Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) — Freeman replied with a sly smile, “I can handle that.”
Also among the guests at the dinner: director Meghan O’Hara, producers Pascaline Servan-Schreiber and Lori McCreary, Laurie Knight, Rear Admiral Dr. Susan Blumenthal, Melissa Maxfield, Daniel Lippman, Eric Schwerin, and Don Graves.