(CBS Native)– Prince Akeem, Semmi and the McDowell’s crew are again for “Coming 2 America,” which is streaming on Amazon Prime proper now. The sequel of the 1988 hit “Coming To America” has been one of the streamed motion pictures of 2021 and film followers have been handled to the return of Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Corridor.
Actor Louie Anderson is again with the unique solid as nicely and he reprises his position of Maurice. CBS Native’s DJ Sixsmith spoke with Anderson about getting the band again collectively, working with Murphy and Corridor and the way the unique film modified his life.
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“I liked it and it was essentially the most enjoyable factor on this planet,” mentioned Anderson. “It was so nice to get on the set after which run proper into John Amos. I grew up watching John after which I started working with him. Individuals say that to me and I really feel so previous once they say that to me. Everyone seems to be good. I’m the token white man, that’s what Eddie Murphy referred to as me within the first film. It was nice getting again along with everyone and it was a terrific expertise.”
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Anderson and the McDowell’s crew get featured proper initially of the film and so they present Prince Akeem and Semmi some new plant-based choices which were added to the menu since we final noticed the restaurant within the late Eighties. The actor and comic has recognized Murphy for the reason that two first met at The Comedy Retailer in Los Angeles and Anderson is blown away by how Murphy was in a position to soar proper again into issues for the sequel.
“I used to be sitting with Eddie, Arsenio and John and we began speaking and reminiscing,” mentioned Anderson. “I requested Eddie about doing stand-up and he mentioned he objective was to do Dolemite Is My Title, Coming 2 America after which a comedy tour. That was his intention. We talked a little bit concerning the stuff he’s been writing and it’s killer stuff. He mentioned I’m a little bit rusty and I mentioned there gained’t be any downside and I informed him he may open for me. I felt like I used to be with a household I hadn’t seen in a very long time.”
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“Coming 2 America,” was produced by Paramount Footage, which is part of the ViacomCBS company.