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Eddie Murphy Reveals the Moment Arsenio Hall Cried While Making Coming 2 America

Plus, Murphy, Hall, Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, and the rest of the cast open up about the cultural impact of the original film and who "broke" the most on set.

by | March 2, 2021 | Comments

They say good things come to those who wait, and for fans of Eddie Murphy classic Coming to America their considerable patience is about to be rewarded. Coming 2 America, the three-decades-later sequel to that pop-culture phenom, arrives on Amazon Prime Video this March and sees Murphy back as King Akeem, joined again by Arsenio Hall (as Semmi) and a slew of newcomers to Zamunda – and Queens! – in the form of Jermaine Fowler (as Akeem’s surprise heir apparent), Tracy Morgan (as the heir’s New York uncle), and Wesley Snipes as the evil and flamboyant General Izzi. Ahead of the movie’s release, Rotten Tomatoes’ Jacqueline Coley sat for extended chats with Murphy and Hall, Snipes, Morgan, and Fowler, as well as cast members Nomzano Mbatha, Akiley Love, and Bella Murphy (who got to work with dad), to talk about coming back to America and Zamunda, the long-lasting cultural impact of the original film, the chance to work with your idols, and the incredible talents of costume designer Ruth E. Carter. Plus, Murphy shares the moment in makeup that it became all too much for Hall and Fowler reveals the one person on set who couldn’t keep it together.

Coming 2 America is available on Amazon Prime Video from Friday March 5, 2021.


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