Eddie Murphy And Arsenio Hall Say They Were Forced To Hire A White Actor
Written by Black Voices on March 3, 2021
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Corridor stated they had been pressured to place a white actor within the authentic “Coming to America” ― they usually weren’t joking. (Watch the video beneath.)
Requested this week by Jimmy Kimmel how comedian Louie Anderson acquired his position within the 1988 hit, Corridor replied: “I really like Louie, however I believe we had been pressured to place Louie in it. … We had been pressured to place in a white particular person.”
Murphy added that the studio, Paramount, made its mandate clear: “The entire forged is Black — and this was again within the ’80s — so it was like, ’Now we have to have a white particular person! There must be a white particular person within the film.′ What? So it was, ‘Who’s the funniest white man round?’ And Louie, we knew, we was cool with him. In order that’s how Louie acquired within the film.”
However the two stars didn’t have, ahem, carte blanche, to choose at will, Corridor recalled.
“It was official,” Corridor stated. “I had a listing. They gave me a listing with three white guys. And so they stated, ‘Who would you quite work with?’ I stated Louie.”
Anderson tweeted “wait what?” after Murphy made comparable feedback final month. Anderson performed fast-food employee Maurice within the authentic and he returns within the sequel, “Coming 2 America.”
Murphy and Corridor, in fact, are reprising their roles as Prince Akeem and Semmi. “Coming 2 America” begins streaming Friday on Amazon Prime.
Quick-forward to eight:20 for the co-stars’ feedback about Anderson:
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