Eddie Murphy Made Daughter Bella Audition for Coming 2 America: 'I Wasn’t Muscling My Kid Into the Movie'

'I didn't want people to watch it and be like, 'Oh, that must be his daughter 'cause she can't keep up with everyone else'' (via @toofab)

2/26/2021 3:50:00 AM

'I didn't want people to watch it and be like, 'Oh, that must be his daughter 'cause she can't keep up with everyone else'' (via toofab)

'She had to audition for Craig Brewer, who directed the movie,' he said. 'I wasn't muscling my kid into the movie. She had to really be able to, you know, to deliver. Otherwise, she wouldn't have got the role.'

On-screen, Bella is also Murphy's daughter: Princess Omma to his Prince Akeem."I just wanted to be good," Bella said of her debut role."I didn't want people to watch it and be like, 'Oh, that must be his daughter 'cause she can't keep up with everyone else.' You know what I mean?"

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"I just really wanted to do the best that I could," she added."And I'm really proud with how it turned out."The teen recalled seeing the original movie — which was released 14 years before she was even born — for the first time.

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