US News A Prince in New York: Eddie Murphy had to add a white character

11:30  04 march  2021
11:30  04 march  2021 Source:   allocine.fr

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Coming to America star Eddie Murphy reveals that Paramount forced the film's creators to add a white character in the hit romantic comedy. The original Coming to America follows Akeem Joffer, the prince of the fictional African country, Zamunda, who travels to the United States in search of a bride. Refusing the wishes of his parents, King Jaffe (James Earl Jones) and Queen Aoleon (Madge Sinclair), who attempt to persuade him to embrace an arranged marriage, he journeys to New York with his personal aide, Semmi (Arsenio Hall).

'Coming 2 America' Trailer: Eddie Murphy 's Prince Akeem Returns to Queens to Find His Heir. Murphy added , “[The studio was] like, ‘There has to be a white person in the movie.’ “Coming 2 America” stars Murphy and Hall alongside original cast members like James Earl Jones and franchise newcomers such as Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Kiki Layne, and Tracy Morgan. Murphy originally had an idea to cast Morgan as his character ’s son, but decided against it as the age differences didn’t make sense.

Eddie Murphy revealed that during the 80s and the preparation of "A Prince in New York", the studio had asked him to hire a white actor For the movie.

Un Prince à New York : Eddie Murphy a dû ajouter un personnage blanc © Paramount Pictures A Prince in New York: Eddie Murphy had to add a white character

While A Prince in New York 2 is released this Friday on Amazon Prime Video, with Eddie Murphy back as Prince Akeem, the actor gradually returns to anecdotes from the shooting of the first film, a cult comedy from the 80s. He thus revealed that it was the studio which had imposed on him to hire at least one white actor in his film. A memory still vivid in Murphy, who confided in CinemaBlend :

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Murphy , who plays Prince Akeem in the film, looking to find an American woman to marry instead of the bride chosen by his father, said the studio was concerned that the cast was all Black. Murphy and Louie Anderson in "Coming to America." Paramount. "They were like, 'There has to be a white person in the He returns in the sequel. "Coming 2 America," which is scheduled for release on Amazon Prime on Friday, follows Prince Akeem and his best friend, Semmi (Hall), as they return to Queens, New York , so Akeem can find the son he never knew he had . Read the original article on Insider.

Coming 2 America stars Eddie Murphy (left) and Arsenio Hall (right) told Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday that Paramount Pictures 'forced' them to cast a white actor in the original 1988 hit film Coming to America. He added that he, 'shot a big scene' while adding , 'if you know the first part I played, it would make sense that that guy might return.' 'I can't say anything except it was a greatest experience, it's such a great movie, people are going to go crazy for it,' he added , before making a bold prediction.

At the time, in the 80s, seeing that the whole cast was made up of blacks, Paramount said to himself: "There must be a white in the film". I was like "What?", And who was the funniest white guy at the time? We knew Louie was cool, and that's how he ended up in the movie.

Murphy is obviously talking about Louie Anderson , an American comic who won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor for the Baskets series. He is also recognized as one of the best stand-up comedians, although his name is little known outside the United States. Fans of Ferris Bueller's Crazy Day may know him by sight as he appears as a cameo as the florist (right in this video). As for his participation in A Prince in New York , Anderson says today that he got the role because he paid a heavy restaurant bill from Eddie Murphy:

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Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall told Jimmy Kimmel that Paramount forced them to cast Louie Anderson in their 1988 comedy classic "Coming to America." When TV host Jimmy Kimmel asked them Monday about comic Louie Anderson's involvement in the franchise, Murphy and Hall revealed that Anderson was tapped because Paramount Pictures insisted on including a white actor in the cast. In the film, Anderson plays Maurice, an employee at fast-food restaurant McDowell's.

When Eddie Murphy made the original “Coming to America,” he was, almost indisputably, the funniest man in America. Murphy was at the very height of his fame, coming off “Beverly Hills Cop II” and the stand-up special “Raw.” Arsenio Hall, Murphy ’s longtime friend and co-star in “Coming to America Abdulrahman was an innocent teenage boy whose death should have caused a nationwide uproar; aside from groups like the ACLU, however, his death went relatively unnoticed and unopposed. It seems doubtful that Americans would have so callously ignored the death of a white teenager in a

A Prince in New York is a movie released in summer 1988 in France and directed by John Landis . He tells how on his 21st birthday, Prince Akeem's parents tell him that they have chosen a wife for him. Determined to find the ideal woman himself, Akeem decides to go and find her in New York. The feature film grossed $ 288 million worldwide, for an estimated budget of $ 36 million (including 8 for Murphy, also author of the story).

And as The Prince of New York is in the news, AlloCiné offers you a cowatch of the original film, online and live, in the presence of great dubbing voices such as Lucien Jean-Baptiste , Maïk Darah and Christophe Peyroux .

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