Coming to America has been a favorite throughout decades. Later this week, Amazon will debut the sequel, Coming To America 2.
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss the new movie as well as touch on their friendship and how the 1988 classic came about.
During the interview, Kimmel inquired how fellow comedian and actor Louie Anderson came to be a part of the predominantly Black movie. As it turns out, Paramount said that white actor need to be added.
“I love Louie but I think we were forced to put Louie in it,” Hall stated. “No, I think we were forced to put a white person.”
Murphy furthered the point stating Paramount was dead set on having a white actor in the movie.
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