Slated for a global premiere on March 5th, 2021 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, is the romantic comedy Coming 2 America, a sequel to the cult classic Coming to America that released back in 1988. Apart from bringing back the original actors like Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, the much-awaited sequel has a host of additional actors joining the cast. One among them is Bella Murphy, daughter of Eddie Murphy who makes her debut in Coming 2 America. The real-life father daughter play reel life father daughter in the film, too.
The 19-year-old newcomer portrays the middle daughter of Prince Akeem (played by Eddie Murphy) and Queen Lisa (played by Shari Headley) in Coming 2 America. A natural talent, Bella, who grew up watching her father’s films has been performing since she was a child. A 2020 high school graduate, the budding actress has her sights set on a career in film and aspires to explore opportunities across multiple mediums.
In Coming 2 America, Bella plays the role of Omma, who is calm, cool and as she notes, ‘royal, but not too stuffy. Omma is the type of person who analyzes a situation before she reacts.’ She saw the original film when she was just 11 years old, sharing her thoughts on the same, Bella says, “I remember it being really funny to watch. It shaped a lot of my humor, too. I’m really passionate about pursuing acting, so when my dad told me about this part, I was excited about auditioning and also, training for the role. It was fun to do it all with him.”
Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.
Coming 2 America will see the return of King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones), Queen Lisa (Shari Headley), Cleo McDowell (John Amos), Maurice (Louie Anderson) and the motley barbershop crew. Joining this star-studded ensemble are Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor. The Amazon Original Movie is all set to release globally on March 5th, 2021 while the original title Coming To America is already available on the service for streaming.
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