Morgan Freeman stopped in Gulf Shores, Alabama, Thursday to interview two police recruits.
The acting legend, who has worked as a police officer himself, spoke with two of the newest members of the Gulf Shores Police Department, officials said.
“We thank God for Morgan Freeman who stopped by our police academy today to interview two of our new cadets,” Police Chief Frankie Temple said in a statement on Facebook. “He conducted one of the most extraordinary interviews I’ve ever seen,”
Harvey Simmons, a retired officer and police chaplain, was also in attendance, according to a press release. Simmons has called Gulf Shores his hometown and has mentored members of the department for many years.
“Our new chief, chief chaplain and a veteran law enforcement officer saw a huge difference in these two individuals. The chief told me, ‘They’re like they were when they started. They have not changed much,’” Simmons said.
At the end of the interview, Simmons recalled the first time he met Freeman, and said his interactions with him have never changed.
“I’ve met him many times, but this is the first time in the last 10 years that I’ve seen a change in his personality,” Simmons said. “I don’t think he’s changed over the years, but for me it was different.”