Arsenio Hall & Eddie Murphy Share How They Were Forced to Include A White Actor in “Coming to America”

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are sharing all the “Coming To America” secrets, as they prepare for the cult classic’s anticipated sequel.

Yesterday (March 1) during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” the “Coming to America” stars shared that Paramount executives forced them to include a white actor in the ensemble cast. They chose Louie Anderson, who played Maurice.


“I love Louie, but I think we were forced to put Louie in it,” shared Arsenio Hall.

Eddie Murphy chimed in, “They were like, ‘There has to be a white person in the movie.’ I was like, ‘What?’ So who was the funniest white guy around? We knew Louie was cool, so that’s how Louie got in the movie.”

Arsenio Hall was given a list of white actors for them to choose from. He said, “They gave me a list with three white guys. They said, ‘Who would you rather work with?’ I said, Louie.”

Their relationship with Louie Anderson still remains strong and he will join the original cast and make an appearance in the sequel premiering this Friday (March 5) on Amazon Prime.

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