Eddie Murphy opens up about his acting career and untold stories in Hollywood.
Eddie Murphy recently sat down with the Hollywood Reporter to discuss a myriad of topics including his legacy in the film industry, diversity and working alongside big names such as Robin Williams and John Belushi.
During the process of the interview, Murphy was asked how he feels about diversity in the film industry and he explained why he never received an Oscar.
“They [the Academy] don’t have a hand in what gets made, you know? They can’t control it if nothing came in that black folks was in . . . was Oscar-worthy. So it’s not them. The studios gotta start making more stuff where black folks get quality stuff . . . I’ve been making movies for 35 years and I’ve played everything from an old lady to a donkey, so I can’t be on here talking about, ‘They don’t give us enough roles’ and diversity.”
But, an interesting story was revealed during the interview. Murphy explained that “[John] Belushi and Robin Williams offered me some blow and I didn’t take it,” and claims Belushi called him a “tight-ass.”
You can check out the full interview here.
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