As we are all waiting for the release of 'Coming 2 America ' the sequel to the movie we all loved when we were young, Eddie Murphy has some reality checks when it comes to the film industry.
Speaking to Radio Times, he revealed that there is a lack of diversity in the film industry. According to him, white men run the film business.
"It’s been this way for years and years, but it’s not just African-Americans; it’s also about women and other minorities, too. White men run this business. It’s always been this way.
In terms of my work and my career, race has never been an issue. I’ve been making movies for 40 years and never once could I not get a movie made because I was black. I transcended that stuff. But that’s not to say I walked out of heaven and into Hollywood. I’m a black man who was born in America; I’m African-American. Growing up in this country, there’s no way you’re not going to have to face some s**t." Eddie Murphy said
Eddie added that because of some political correctness, the industry is uptight.
"Times change and tastes change, but funny is still funny. Right now, we’re going through a period of political correctness and people are a little more uptight about comedy – but there’s no expiration date on funny."
Eddie returns as Prince Akeem in Coming 2 America, with his 19-year-old daughter Bella making her acting debut as well. But please note, she had to audition for the role just like everybody else.
We are just a few days to the release of the movie and I know you can't wait.