Eddie Murphy is back to host Saturday Night Live this weekend for the first time in 35 years, and says he is “down for anything.”
Murphy told Al Roker on the show today that there is a high possibility that fans will see some of his classic characters he made famous when he appeared in the series in the early years 1980.
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“We’re talking about a Gumby thing, we’re talking about a Buckwheat thing, and I told you something Bill Cosby maybe, it’ll be very funny,” said Murphy. “I don’t know if he would think it was funny.”
The 58-year-old admitted that returning to the 8H studio at 30 Rockefeller Center was “a little surreal” after his absence that spanned more than three decades – except for a brief appearance during the celebration of the 40th SNL’s anniversary in 2015.
Murphy also described his return as feeling “a little dreamy,” and he also revealed that his ten children have flown to New York and will be in the audience during the show so they can watch their father play in. direct.
According to Entertainment Weekly, this will be the third time Murphy has hosted SNL. He started as a cast member in 1980 when he was only 19 years old, and he hosted the show once in 1982 when he was part of the cast. Murphy re-hosted in 1984, just six months after leaving the series to focus on his film career, which took off at the time with Trading Places, 48 Hours and Beverly Hills Cop.
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Murphy ended up staying away from SNL for decades because he fell out with some of the actors and the team that followed him. He was really offended by a skit called “Hollywood Minute” which starred David Spade in the early 1990s.
The celebrity gossip parody featured Spade in a press office, and when a photo of Murphy appeared on the screen, Spade said, “Look! A shooting star, “to make fun of the fact that Murphy’s film career had taken a plunge after Coming To America.
But now all of that is behind Murphy, and everyone has made amends. The actor creates the Oscar buzz with his performance in the film Netflix Dolemite Is My Name. And, Coming 2 America will soon be in theaters, and Eddie Murphy says he is extremely proud of this project.
Eddie Murphy will host Saturday Night Live on December 21, along with musical guest Lizzo.