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Eddie Murphy Reveals Why He Didn’t Hire Wesley Snipes For First “Coming To America”

Eddie Murphy explains why he didn't hire wesley snipes

The cast of the Netflix movie “Dolemite” sat down for a round table discussion about Rudy Ray Moore’s Legacy, and the impact Blaxploitation films had on culture. Things got real when Wesley Snipes admitted he was very hurt that he didn’t get a part in Murphy’s first “Coming to America” film. Eddie Murphy humbly admitted that he didn’t cast him because he looked too close to Eddie but he also had more of an African look than Murphy did.

Watch this revealing interview and that moment at the 6 minute mark.