Morgan Freeman never takes his work home

London: Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman says he never confuses movies with reality.

The actor insists he can’t understand actors who take characters home after a long day of shooting – because such an ``Othello Syndrome`` would drive him mad.

"Actors sometimes have what is called the Othello Syndrome, which is where they get so caught up in their roles that they take the character offstage or home with them. I never do that because I don’t confuse movies with reality,” the Daily Express quoted him as saying.

The actor insists he wouldn’t have been able to live with himself while he was shooting Se7en with then-real-life couple Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow if he didn’t switch off when he left the set.

"I knew that, as distasteful as the murders were in Se7en, when the director said ``Cut`` the victims would get up, get cleaned up and go about the rest of their day," he added.