(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 crucial 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 forged as properly and he reprises his function 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 cherished 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 set to work with him. Individuals say that to me and I really feel so previous after they say that to me. All people appears to be like 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 an amazing expertise.”
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Anderson and the McDowell’s crew get featured proper in the beginning 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 Nineteen Eighties. The actor and comic has recognized Murphy because the two first met at The Comedy Retailer in Los Angeles and Anderson is blown away by how Murphy was in a position to leap 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 Identify, Coming 2 America after which a comedy tour. That was his intention. We talked just a little concerning the stuff he’s been writing and it’s killer stuff. He mentioned I’m just a little rusty and I mentioned there received’t be any downside and I informed him he might 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.