Oprah Winfrey is sitting with Eddie Murphy. The media mogul will interview Murphy on the next episode of Oprah’s conversation, Apple TV + announced Thursday.
The pair will discuss Murphy’s decades-long career and return to comedy in the interview, as well as topics such as diversity in Hollywood, cancellation of culture, and why he’s more comfortable in his skin than ever.
Murphy will also talk about the cultural impact of his 1988 film. Coming to americaand trying to get that magic back for the sequel, Coming 2 America. Of course, Winfrey also digs into Murphy’s family life, prompting him to talk about what he loves most about being the father of his 10 children.
The couple’s reunion comes nearly 35 years after Winfrey’s first interview with Murphy.
Murphy recently opened up to ET about Coming 2 America, in which his daughter, Bella Murphy, made her film debut. As Murphy explained, she has a rule that her children cannot start acting until they reach the age of majority.
“I told him that he couldn’t work until he was 18, but he started taking acting lessons, he was in acting school and stuff for about two years before that,” he recalled. “The role was his age, it was someone his age, so I was like, ‘Mmkay, this is your age, you can go up for this.’ So he auditioned and got the part. “
“I was very nervous,” Bella admitted. “You know, I didn’t want people, you know, to think I was just doing this because I can or you know, I didn’t want people to see it and say, ‘Oh that’s her daughter because she can’t keep up with everything. the world, ‘you know? “
“I wanted my performance to be really good and I wanted to go in and do my best,” he added.
The Oprah Conversation: Eddie Murphy debuts on Apple TV + on Friday, April 9.