Eddie Murphy said that if the opportunity ever presented itself to reprise his role as Donkey from Shrek, he would ‘absolutely do it.’
The 61-year-old comedian has recently been recreating some of his most iconic roles. He is bringing back Axle Foley from Beverly Hills Cop and recently returned as Prince Akeem in Coming 2 America.
The comedic icon sat down with Etalk earlier this week and said, ‘I’d absolutely be open if they ever came with another Shrek; I’d do it in two seconds. I love Donkey.’
He loves the Donkey character: The 61-year-old comic and movie star Eddie Murphy said that he would ‘absolutely’ reprise his role as Donkey from Shrek if DreamWorks presented the opportunity
Murphy’s comments came after another character from the Shrek franchise Puss in Boots: The Last Wish broke the $300 million mark at the global box office and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
Despite being released the same day as Avatar 2: The Way of Water, the film put up impressive numbers.
Murphy hoped Donkey would be considered for his own feature, saying, ‘You know, they did Puss in Boots movies.’
He explained, ‘They should have done a Donkey movie. Donkey is funnier than Puss in Boots. I mean, I love Puss in Boots, but he ain’t funny as the Donkey.’
He’s ready for a Donkey spinoff: Murphy said, ‘They should have done a Donkey movie. Donkey is funnier than Puss in Boots. I mean, I love Puss in Boots, but he ain’t funny as the Donkey’
Smash hit spinoff: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish broke the $300 million mark at the global box office and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film
Murphy explained that a spinoff movie starring Donkey would be up to DreamWorks.
‘That’s DreamWorks Animation. They have to want to do it. DreamWorks, if you all want to do it, just call me. I’m ready, I’m sitting and ready to do Donkey,’ he said
Earlier this week, Eddie appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in order to promote his upcoming culture clash comedy movie You People.
Looking back: Michael then beckoned Eddie to join him in his hiding spot, where the befuddled comedian asked: ‘What the f***, yo?’
Culture clash: Directed by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, the film follows a romance between a white Jewish man and a black Muslim woman – and the tension between the families
In the film, Jonah Hill plays Ezra, who is dating the daughter of Eddie’s character Akbar as the video shows the two characters on a drive together in Los Angeles.
Earlier this week, Eddie roasted Jonah Hill in a hilarious new teaser for their upcoming film You People, which had its star-studded premiere two weeks ago.
Murphy mocked the 39-year-old star for ‘white boy s***’ in the minute-long clip released by Netflix last Monday.
Akbar asks: ‘Do, you wanna marry my daughter?’
Two of the best: Eddie Murphy roasted Jonah Hill in a hilarious new teaser for their upcoming film You People
In the film Jonah plays Ezra who is dating the daughter of Eddie’s character Akbar as the video shows the two characters on a drive together in Los Angeles as Akbar says: ‘Amira told me you gave up a job in finance so you could start a podcast’
Ezra said that he wanted to marry his daughter Amira (Lauren London).
Akbar is completely stone-faced as he retorted: ‘Amira told me you gave up a job in finance so you could start a podcast.’
Ezra replies: ‘Life is short, and you gotta follow your dream.’
Razor sharp Akbar quickly responds by asking: ‘How you gonna support my daughter by following a dream? Do you have, like, some dream Bitcoin or some dream 401k or some s***?’
Ezra replies: ‘Life is short, and you gotta follow your dream’
Icon: The film also stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Ezra’s progressive Jewish mom
Ezra tries to keep his positive mental attitude as he says: ‘I am gonna give it everything I have.’
That is when things really start to get contentious as the patriarch hilariously mimicked his daughter’s boyfriend’s voice.
He said: ‘It sounds like some white boy s***. I’m gonna give it everything I’ve got.’
Ezra replies: ‘It is some white s*** for sure.’
Star-studded cast: Jonah’s girlfriend Amira is portrayed by Lauren London
Highly-anticipated: The film, which Jonah co-wrote with the director, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, is set to be released straight to streaming on Netflix on January 2bre
The film, which Jonah co-wrote with the director, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, released straight to streaming on Netflix on Friday.
On Tuesday, Murphy and his fiancée Paige Butcher wore matching outfits to the Los Angeles premiere of his latest film You People.
Paige and Eddie have been engaged since September 2018 and have six-year-old daughter Izzy and four-year-old son Max together.
Matching outfits: Eddie Murphy and his fiancee Paige Butcher wore matching outfits on Tuesday to the Los Angeles premiere of his latest film You People
Film star: Eddie has a starring role in the Netflix film You People
Eddie earlier this month was honored at the Golden Globe Awards with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, a lifetime achievement prize.
He thanked a handful of people and quickly wrapped it up with a mic-drop joke about Will Smith and Chris Rock and that infamous Oscars slap.
‘I’ve been doing this for a long time so I could stand up here and keep saying thank you until they play the piano,’ Eddie said. ‘But I’m gonna wrap it up and just say something to all the up-and-coming dreamers and artists that are in the room tonight. I want to let you know that there is a definitive blueprint that you can follow to achieve success, prosperity and peace of mind. Pay your taxes, mind your business, and keep Will Smith´s wife´s name out of your f***ing mouth!’
Group photo: Eddie at the premiere teamed up for a group photo with co-stars Nia Long, Lauren London, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny along with director Kenya Barris
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