Transcript for Eddie Murphy’s daughter talks about audition experience for ‘Coming 2 America’
Kicking off this half hour with Eddie Murphy starring in "Coming 2 America," a sequel more than 30 years in the maikel. T.J. Holmes, got a pretty great assign many. Talked to Eddie and his daughter Bella. Not often you a story and my response can legitimately be, sexual chocolate and people know what I'm talking about. Right? You can say that. You can say queen of be. You can say, what is that, velvet and people know what you're talking about. This is a cultural phenomenon but why did it take 30 years. Eddie Murphy didn't know how big of a deal the movie was until recent years then he got to work, the sequel now finally here. It's been 33 years since "Coming to America." When you think of garbage, think of Akeem. Introduced us to the lovable prince Akeem. Reporter: The movie that little known gave us a worldwide first. At least according to Eddie Murphy. The very first mic drop in the history of the world is in "Coming to America." No way. I have to verify that. When did you get how big of a deal this movie was? Maybe about 25 years after the movie -- Really? I knew it was on TV all the time and people started lines from the movie, catchphrases, people say sexual chocolate. Sexual chocolate. Sexual chocolate. Like a sexual chocolate milk shake is on the menu. I was like, Yo, let's explore making this together and that's when it started. Reporter: Now Murphy is taking fans back to zamunda in a movie aptly titled "Coming 2 America" and discovers he has a son, an heir in America that he never knew about. My son. We worked on this script for four years, version three of the script Tracy Morgan was my son in it. It's like -- Oh, wow. It was like, hey, Tracy look like he about my age. How we going to do that? No way -- how is Tracy Leslie's son. It was like we had -- all the way through it. Reporter: The cast is full of familiar faces from the original but also includes a few new ones like Bella Murphy. Eddie Murphy's real-life daughter plays his daughter in the movie. Bella, when did you really get or remember getting just how big of a deal "Coming to America" was. I think when I watched it for the first time I was really young and it was the first time I've seen black royalty on the screen and on top of it was my dad so that already was super impactful for me and very empowering. She had to audition for Craig who directed it and I wasn't muscling my kid into the movie. She had to really be able to deliver otherwise she wouldn't have got the role. I just wanted to be good. I didn't want people to watch it and be like, oh, that must be his daughter because she can't keep up with everyone else. Oh, her. But, no, yeah, I just really wanted to do the best that I could and I'm really proud of how it turned out. Rye robes not on Fleek. To be on Fleek is normal. I rather enjoy being on Fleek. There is a scene, you essentially get to kick your dad's butt. Oh. Was that awkward? Was that fun? It was really fun. It's weird when you are -- What do you mean it was fun? You grounded. See how much fun it is then. What is your thoughts on how the movie is having to be released now. It kind of worked out perfect because more people are going to see it and I'm happy that it turned out this way. And I know you all are talking to Arsenio earlier and said people were on them, don't mess up my movie, right? I took this opportunity to take issue with Eddie Murphy in the movie, there's no soul glow. Why is there no soul glow in the movie? But, guys, he corrected me. T.J., you missed it. There is a part in there, robin, did you catch it. A little part, not where you think it's supposed to be. Not what you're expecting but they get a little soul glow into the movie as well socom com available to stream globally on Amazon prime. It starts on March 5th. Did you catch it. I did and did you get that promotional that they sent out a box of sexual chocolates? Oh. Wow. I have a box. I don't want to ask what a sexual chocolate is. I got mine. George just said sexual chocolate. I was hoping that was going -- kind of like your kid growing
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