Eddie Murphy Once Surprised Daughters with Visit from Leonardo DiCaprio — Here's What Happened

Cathrine Mabvudza
Mar 03, 2021
04:20 P.M.
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Eddie Murphy and his daughter, Bella, recently appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," and revealed that the comedian once surprised his daughters with a visit from the iconic actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

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There are many perks that come with being the child of a famous and respected actor. One of those perks is the many opportunities to meet and mingle with other celebrities.

For Bella Murphy, the daughter of funnyman Eddie Murphy, the greatest surprise was when she met Oscar Award-winner Leonardo DiCaprio at one of her dad's famous parties.

Eddie Murphy at the WSJ Mag 2019 Innovator Awards on November 06, 2019 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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Bella reminisced about the thrilling moment during a virtual appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to promote her and Eddie's new movie, "Coming 2 America," out on March 5 on Amazon Prime.

The 19-year-old actress admitted that while she knew that Eddie often hosts Hollywood's most famous celebs, she was caught off-guard when the "Titanic" heartthrob walked into their home. She told DeGeneres:

"I just lingered around him all night like a weirdo and stared at him...He was awesome."

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Bella also talked about starring in the heavily anticipated sequel, which marks her on-screen debut. She admitted that she had been begging her father to allow her to be an actor since the third grade.

However, the Murphy household rule is that the kids can only work in the entertainment industry once they reach 18 years and finished school. Fortunately for Bella, her first movie allowed her to work with Eddie, a seasoned actor.

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"Coming 2 America" puts Bella in familiar shoes as she will portray Omma, one of the three daughters of her dad's famous character, Prince Akeem, and Lisa McDowell.

Despite being the main actors' child, Bella had to prove that she deserved the role in the film. She auditioned for the director, Craig Brewer, and got the part on her merit, making Eddie a proud dad.

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Eddie, 59, himself had been feeling the pressure to create a sequel worthy of the 1988 classic, "Coming to America," which holds much cultural significance in the Black community.

"The Nutty Professor" actor was concerned about tainting the movie's unique legacy proving how much he values his work and roles as an actor and comedian.

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However, Eddie's most crucial role is the one at home. The "Norbit" actor is the doting father of ten beautiful kids, Eric, Miles, Bria, Shayne, Christian, Zola, Bella, Angel, Izzy, and Max Murphy, who he welcomed in December 2018.

All of the "Life" actor's kids are from previous relationships except the youngest kids, Izzy and Max, who he shares with his fiancée, Paige Butcher, 41.

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