“I feel stupid”: 35 years later, Eddie Murphy still regrets refusing to star in this cult 80s film

“I feel stupid”: 35 years later, Eddie Murphy still regrets refusing to star in this cult 80s film
“I feel stupid”: 35 years later, Eddie Murphy still regrets refusing to star in this cult 80s film

Culture news “I feel stupid”: 35 years later, Eddie Murphy still regrets refusing to star in this cult 80s film

Published on 06/17/2024 at 4:25 p.m.

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If Eddy Murphy had a flourishing career in the 80s and 90s, he, like many of his colleagues, refused a number of films, sometimes wrongly. One of them became one of the most cult of the time and the actor is still chomping at the bit!

The hollow nose

Whether it’s Professor Foldingue, A Prince in New York or even Un Fauteuil Pour Deux, Eddie Murphy has truly established himself as an essential face of cinema in the 80s and 90s. Today a little removed from cinemas, he is nevertheless preparing to return to the small screen in a fourth opus of Beverly Hills Cop, expected on July 3 on Netflix. But did you know that the actor could have starred in one of cinema’s greatest successes and which continues to inspire younger generations today: Who wants Roger Rabbit’s skin? It was on the set of Jimmy Fallon that Eddie Murphy returned to the subject, explaining that he still bitterly regrets it today.

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The only film I refused in my life, and which became a big success, was Who Framed Roger Rabbit. I had to do the character played by Bob Hoskins. And I said, “What? Cartoons and people? It seems like nonsense to me!” Now, every time I watch the movie again, I feel like an idiot -Eddie Murphy (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

He also takes the opportunity to admit to having rejected another role in an equally cult film from the 80s: Ghostbusters. For the latter, he explains “not really having refused it, but simply being on another shoot at the same time, that of the first Beverly Hills Cop”.


Axel F

Today, far from these missed opportunities, Eddie Murphy intends to make his comeback. Initially put into production in 1994, directly following the 3rd opus, The Beverly Hills Cop 4 project experienced countless delays before failing in the hands of Netflix, determined to complete the project. And it is finally this summer that Alex Foley will return to service, once again responsible for untangling the threads of a vast conspiracy and protecting his family.

To accompany him in this adventure, the inspector will this time be accompanied by his daughter (Taylour Paige) and a new partner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), as well as by his former colleagues, all visible in the trailer revealed by Netflix last month. Far from being good for retirement, Axel Foley has kept in shape…as well as the gift of finding himself in the worst situations. To rediscover this new adventure, the film will be made available on July 3 on Netflix.

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