Is Eddie Murphy’s daughter in Coming to America 2, aka Coming 2 America? The film hosts a star-studded cast, but some fans think one actress looks recognisable.
Newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and confidante Semmi are heading back to Queens in New York—and we’re going along for the rise. The original film released way back in 1988. So with a 33-year-long wait, Coming 2 America is bound to be good.
The sequel releases today, March 5th, exclusively on Amazon Prime, and welcomes back some well-loved characters. Of course Eddie Murphy has reprised his Zumanda royalty, while James Earl Jones stars as King Jaffe Joffer again, and Shari Headley as Queen Lisa.
Coming to America 2 also has some new faces too, including King Akeem’s three daughters, but fans who’ve watched the film might have noticed some similarities that go beyond the silver screen.
Is Eddie Murphy’s daughter in Coming to America 2?
Bella Murphy, the daughter of Eddie Murphy, stars in her film debut as Princess Omma in Coming to America 2.
While it might be a relatively big role, Bella Murphy originally just wanted to be an extra. Speaking to Yahoo Entertainment, she said: “Originally I asked to be an extra,” adding that her dad has a rule of no showbiz work before they’re 18. Rules are made to be broken though, clearly, as Eddie Murphy let his daughter take on the role.
“I think he just saw how passionate I really was about it and was like, ‘I’m going to let you audition for the princess if you want’”
Yep, Bella Murphy still auditioned for the Princess Omma role
Although you’d be forgiven for assuming she simply got the role at the click of a finger, she actually had to audition for it.
Speaking on Good Morning America, Eddie Murphy made this clear: She had to audition for Craig Brewer, who directed the movie. I wasn’t muscling my kid into the movie. She had to really be able to deliver. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have gotten the role.”
Coming to America 2 is Eddie Murphy’s daughter’s first big credit, but her drawings did feature in Daddy Day Care in 2003. Okay, not quite the same thing.
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