Fans of Eddie Murphy were glad to have seen him return to NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and today, he just told the talk show host from Ellen DeGeneres why he made such a decision.
According to him, “I wanted to go back after the 40th anniversary”. He was refereeing to the 2015 Saturday Night Live that was about a feud between him and the comic.
Murphy left the show in 1984 and got mad over a 1990’s era joke by David Spade, who called the actor as a “falling star.”
On The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he said that his appearance there was a “a big burst of nostalgia” and that he was waiting for the right time to take the next step, and he said, “Dolemite made this the perfect time.” “Dolemite Is My Name” is the latest movie Murphy is starring on. It is based on real-life Blaxploitation star and comedian Rudy Ray Moore.
This is a Netflix film. He talked about his meeting with Mr. Rogers after the Saturday Night Live version and about revisiting the multi-character Coming to America franchise’s sequels, “Murphy explained, “Every time I do a make-up movie, I always say this is the last time I’m doing this sh*t. then I end up in the make-up chair.” So, I’m never doing it again now.” He added.
Murphy did pretty well distancing himself from the show and became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Nostalgia is something that hits everyone.
And for now, he wasn’t sure what would happen if he retakes the stage, it has been 35 years already, but he told Ellen DeGeneres that he would imagine that he will bring back some or even all of them.
This Oscar award-winning actor often gets mixed reactions from fans when they learn that he has ten kids. He has kids of ages ranging from 30 to 1 year old. Murphy and his fiancée, Paige Butcher, just welcomed their second child las December. A father to Eric 30, Bella Zahra, 17, Zola Ivy, 19, Shayne Audra,24, Bria, 29, Miles Mitchell, 26 and Izzy Oona, 3. He admits that he is happy with it. “Men kind of look at me like, He’s crazy! How much did that sh*t cost?’ he said. Women though have better reactions. “And women, it’s kind of like, there’s something sexy about it, I think. ‘Eddie Murphy must be doing his thing. Eddie Murphy may be getting it in! He doesn’t be bullsh*ttin’!’”
The actor confirmed that Coming to America sequel is a wrap, and he’s more than pleased with the result.
“I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out,” he exclaimed happily.
He continued, “A lot of people had this expectation,” “People said to me when they found out I was making it, ‘Don’t f&*k that movie up! Don’t mess with it! We’ve gone above and beyond what anybody would think.”
Murphy will be seen more than expected next year, it seems, and fans can’t just wait for it.
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