59-year-old actor Eddie Murphy expressed the opinion that there are still few black people in the film industry and other minorities.
“White men run this business. It has always been like this, ” the actor shared. As for Murphy himself, according to him, in the direction of the artist, racism manifested itself not so much in the world of cinema as in everyday life.
The actor discussed the long-awaited sequel to his film “A Trip to America” with the Radio Times. He suggested that the comedy hasn’t changed since the film’s release in 1988 but admitted that people “became more anxious” due to the shift in political correctness.
“It has been this way for many years, but it’s not just African Americans, it’s also about women and other minorities,” he told the Radio Times of the lack of diversity in Hollywood.
Despite the long list of blockbusters and numerous roles, Eddie said that his most proud achievement has nothing to do with work. Instead, he emphasized that he is very proud of his ten children, as they are all smart and loving people whom Murphy considers worthy heirs. In April, the star will be 60 years old. According to him, he had to go through a difficult path of parenting, which changed Eddie as a person and made him emotionally versatile.