Eddie Murphy is keeping things pretty chill these days. The father of 10 has been having a great time as a family man lately. That’s all about to change, though. While he hasn’t appeared in a significant movie role since 2016, he has big plans for the upcoming year. He started his return to Hollywood with a chat with Jerry Seinfeld. The Beverly Hills Cop star showed up for an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee to discuss his current life and his upcoming roles. During the episode, he dropped a bit of a bomb: Murphy is a fan of Lifetime TV.
Eddie Murphy admitted to watching one Lifetime Show
Eddie Murphy, famed for his comedic timing and wild stories, sat down with Jerry Seinfeld for an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. In the episode, he discusses his love for the show Little Women: LA. Seinfeld admittedly had never seen the show but claims he’s heard of it.
Murphy failed to mention exactly what he liked about the show, but he did ponder the politically correct designation for little people. For anyone wondering, “little people” is the preferred term. Murphy noted that the word “midget” however, is considered insensitive and should no longer be used.
What is Little Women: LA about?
Little Women: LA is the brainchild of Lifetime. The television network has largely pandered to an older female demographic. Long famed for their made-for-TV movies, often featuring some grand calamity, the network has moved in a different direction in recent years. One of their foundation series is Little Women: LA. The show blends the drama of Bravo’s The Real Housewives, with the general interest in how little people navigate life’s challenges, ala Little People, Big World.
In recent years, the show has been home to plenty of drama-filled fights. Most recently, Terra Jole has been accused of bullying castmates, while fan-favorite Christy McGinity threatened to walk from the show. She was angered when her past struggles with substance abuse were brought to the forefront.
The show just wrapped Season 8, but a reunion special is likely forthcoming. The show premiered in 2014.
What is Eddie Murphy doing now?
Murphy, who is primarily considered a comedy legend, has been laying low since 2016. He returned to the big screen for something of an encore in Mr. Church and had seemingly hung up acting. The man with a rollercoaster ride of a career is headed back to the screen.
Murphy will be returning to the screen via Netflix in late 2019. He will star in a Netflix original film called Dolemite is My Name. The movie, which centers around the 1975 film, Dolemite, will be unveiled at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2019. It will then be released straight on Netflix. He is also slated to appear in Coming 2 America, in August 2020. The film will serve as a sequel to the 1980s classic, Coming to America. Wesley Snipes will also appear in the upcoming flick, according to The Hollywood Reporter.