Eddie Murphy On “Coming 2 America” Pressure

Eddie Murphy On Coming 2 America Pressure

Eddie Murphy was a the Toronto Film Festival over the weekend where he’s promoting the Netflix biopic “Dolemite Is My Name” which launched at the festival to very good reviews.

The film’s director Craig Brewer and co-star Wesley Snipes are currently re-teaming with Murphy on the comedy sequel to 1988 classic “Coming To America” and in several interviews, all have offered a few more details about what to expect in the follow-up.

For starters, Murphy confirmed to The Los Angeles Times that his character of singer Randy Watson and his band Sexual Chocolate will be back for the follow-up, as will Reverend Brown, the various barber characters, and some new characters.

Speaking with People, Murphy says he’s well aware of the pressure they’re all under: “I’ve never done a movie where I’ve seen that much chatter from the audience of what their expectations are and how we need to do it.”

Snipes says he is playing the villain whom he calls a “comical Idi Amin” and confirms he’ll have an accent for it, a bit of which you can hear here. He goes on to say to HeyUGuys:

“I’ll be playing the bad guy. He’s not really a bad guy, he’s just a misunderstood guy. His name is General Eazie, and he is the General who is next door to him. They’re trying to work it out so that the two kingdoms can come together. It would be better for everyone if the kingdoms can come together. If they don’t come together i think there is going to be some sadness all around there. Some people are not going to be too happy.”

That’s not the only Murphy related news out of Toronto as a photo has gone up of him on Sunday reuniting with Jasmin L. Reate, the titular child star of Murphy’s 1986 fantasy film “The Golden Child”. Reate is now the executive director of events for The Hollywood Reporter Studio setup at the St Regis Hotel in the city. The original film also starred Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”) as the villain.