Eddie Murphy is back in the public eye thanks to The Dolemite is my name and the photos of Arriving in America 2 . He is busy with film and television projects to hit the screen between now and the end of next year. Although Murphy has started to make stand-up comedy, in the last few decades his focus has been almost exclusively on acting. But all that can change if things go as planned.
Why Murphy Wants to Switch Up
From the Sound of Things Murphy Wants to Retire His
acting career really soon. The 58-year-old will forever be in the books like a
a comedy legend, but he plans to come out entirely on his own terms. He
recently spoke with Nelson George about The Wall Journal
Street Journal about how he wants his movie career to end.
He told George that he did not want his latest film to be Mr. Church and the timing of the other three films turned out to be perfect. But he said he felt most at home on stage:
"When I come back on stage, I feel that this is what
was born to do more than anything. When I get back on stage, I can't
imagine you want to make movies again. "
This may come as a shock to Murphy's fans, but if you are
he's been paying attention to his work over the last few years – and the months he's been doing
meaning. He told George to restart some of his favorite films – and Dolemit – feelings
as a bookmark.
Murphy explained the need to put films in his backview
When asked about the role that movies will play in his life, when stand-up is on his list again, he shared this:
"What I like to do more than anything is just to be home with my family, I hate HY. It's really easy to feel like you're working when you're making a movie. You have to get up at five, six in the morning. I started making movies when I was 20, when I did for 48 hours . It's ****** 38 years old. You were on the set, you see how it is ** This is not a fun process. After I come back on stage, I want to do anything, be funny – I can do it whenever I want. You know? But to make movies? Being an old dude in movies? Is not that. Let them watch me grow old, fix all the old ones. Like, "Do you see Eddie's new movie? It looks awful. ""
He has already discussed touring while appearing as a guest on a podcast in September, saying he plans to return to the stand-up in 2020. As you may also know, Murphy will also hit the Saturday Night Live scene in December after 35 years. Stand-up feels like home.
What Comes to Murphy in the Near Future
In addition to doing a stand-up tour, Murphy still has several film and television projects. Coming Soon 2 America is due out next summer, where he will reprise his role as Prince Akeem of Zamunda, as well as a reboot of The Beverly Hills cop in the works.
Fans should then look forward to seeing Murphy live on stage and ultimately reducing his movie roles. But as he said, it's a start, not a sad end.