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October 24, 2019

Garcelle Beauvais of 'Coming 2 America' Shares Photo with Co-Star John Amos

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Garcelle Beauvais had fans cheering recently after sharing a photo with her "Coming 2 America" co-star John Amos who looked terrific for all of his 79 years.

Beauvais, 52, and Amos will be reprising their roles in the upcoming sequel of Eddie Murphy’s classic comedy, and it appears they’re giving fans something to look forward to with this recent picture.

Garcelle Beauvais at the 7th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HAITI RISING Gala on Jan. 6, 2018 in California | Photo: Getty Images


In the image shared on Instagram, Beauvais leans into Amos, who is wearing a red-and-black gingham shirt over a white shirt. The actor also sports a black beanie and a pair of glasses.

The Newark, New Jersey native revealed in 2017 that his desire to make the show more authentic led to his dismissal.

"This pic makes me so happy," Beauvais captioned the pic, and judging by the comments, she’s also made a lot of people happy just by sharing.

John Amos at the Althea screening and panel discussion on Oct. 5, 2015 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images


"YES!" gushed one fan while another agreed that Amos "looks great." "Black don’t crack," they added.

A third Instagram user expressed their excitement for the upcoming "Coming 2 America:"

"Can't wait for the movie. Was wondering if you'd be in it!"



News of Beauvais’ return for the highly-anticipated Paramount Pictures sequel was confirmed in August, according to ESSENCE. The Haitian beauty will be reprising her role as a rose petal priestess.

Besides "Coming 2 America," Beauvais has acting credits in projects like "The Jamie Foxx Show," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," and "Spider-Man: Homecoming." She also recently joined the cast of Bravo's "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," where she made history as the first-ever black housewife.

Garcelle Beauvais at Common's 5th Annual Toast to the Arts on Feb. 22, 2019 in California | Photo: Getty Images



Amos, meanwhile, was confirmed to be returning for "Coming 2 America" in early August. Working alongside other original cast members like Murphy, Shari Headley, James Earl Jones, and Arsenio Hall, Amos will be reprising his role as Cleo McDowell.

Before the1988 original of "Coming To America," Amos had become a fan-favorite with his role as James Evans Sr. on the hit 1970s sitcom "Good Times."



The Newark, New Jersey native revealed in 2017 that his desire to make the show more authentic led to his dismissal after three seasons. The show was about an African American family, but as Amos recalled, in the beginning, there were no African-American writers on the show.

"Some of the attitudes they had written, as per my character and, frankly, for some of the other characters as well, caused me to say, 'Uh uh, we can’t do this, we can’t do that.' And they’d say, 'What do you mean we can’t do this?'"


"I left because I was told that my services were no longer needed because I had become a 'disruptive element,'" Amos added. "In other words, I didn’t have the diplomacy that I think I’ve cultivated over the last 10 or 15 years."

After leaving "Good Times," Amos went on to make a name for himself in the original "Roots" miniseries before landing his role as a restaurant owner and widowed father of two girls in "Coming To America."



Murphy’s 1988 box-office hit followed the journey of Prince Akeem (Murphy), an African heir to the throne who fled from an arranged marriage and came to America with his trusted friend Semmi in search of true love. Akeem was successful in his quest and returned home with his bride, Cleo’s daughter Lisa McDowell (Headley).

According to Variety, the film’s sequel sees Akeem finding out for the first time about a son in America just as he is set to become king of the fictitious country of Zamunda. To honor the former king’s dying wish, Akeem jets off to America again on a quest to groom his son as the crown prince.


Wesley Snipes, KiKi Layne, Rick Ross, Teyana Taylor, Leslie Jones, Rotimi, and comedian Michael Blackson are among the new faces that have been added to the cast. "Coming 2 America" is scheduled to debut in theaters on December 18, 2020.