February 08, 2021
Eddie Murphy's real-life daughter Bella stars as his on-screen daughter in his upcoming film "Coming 2 America," and fans are pretty excited. Here's everything we know about it.
Eddie Murphy is back with a bang! The actor is set to reprise his role as King Akeem in the iconic movie "Coming 2 America." The film is dropping on Amazon Prime Video on March 5.
What is more exciting than the news itself is that the actor's daughter, Bella Murphy, plays one of his on-screen daughters in the movie. Amazon Prime Video released the trailer on YouTube on February 3.
Bella plays King Akeem's daughter Omma in the film. In a 2019 interview with Wendy Williams, her mother Nicole said she did not get the role by simply being Murphy's daughter.
"She had to audition. It wasn't like, 'Daddy, give me the role.' She had to actually get out there."
The doting mother was proud of her daughter, who was going to acting classes and taking acting pretty seriously. It was not a surprise given the iconic status of "Coming To America."
James Earl Jones, who played Akeem's father, King Jaffe Joffer, will return to the sequel as well.
Murphy and Arsenio Hall, who plays Semmi, will reprise their roles of Clarence, Saul, and Morris of the My-T-Sharp Barber Shop as well as Reverend Brown and Randy Watson.
With his role in "Coming To America," Murphy bagged the People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie Actor in 1989. Hall bagged an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.
Directed by Craig Brewer, the sequel also features well-known faces from the original, including John Amos, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Garcell Beauvais, Paul Bates, and Louie Anderson.
The highly-anticipated sequel will see Amos as Cleo McDowell, the father of Akeem's love interest Lisa, played by Shari Headley. Beauvais will make a return as the rose bearer.
James Earl Jones, who played Akeem's father, King Jaffe Joffer, will return to the sequel as well. Madge Sinclair, who played the Queen of Zamunda, passed away in 1995.
In the comedic masterpiece, Zamunda names Akeem the new king. The story takes a turn when he finds out that he has a long-lost son in America, so he and Semmi head back to Queens, New York.