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ESSENCE Brings Zamunda To Multiple Covers For Their March/April Issue

ESSENCE Magazine has put the stars of the most forecasted ‘Coming 2 America’ sequelon the plow of their March/ April edition.

Coming 2 America stars cover ESSENCE Magazine's March/April issue

Source: Alexis Hunley, Paige Butcher with attitude from Kwaku Alston/ Courtesy ESSENCE

The magazine exactly secreted the reveal of their triple floods, which peculiarity Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, KiKi Layne and Bella Murphy. For the issue Regina R. Robertson talks to the cast about why this was the right time to do the sequel, their fave minutes and what the cinema means to the culture, check out excerpts below:

EDDIE MURPHY ON WHAT THE FILM MEANS TO THE CULTURE 😛 TAGEND

“Coming to America is one of my movies that has really acted its acces into the culture. People get dressed up as the characters for Halloween, and they still walk around saying catchphrases like’ Sexual Chocolate.’ So numerous beings grew up with Coming to America and have a lot invested in it, so I didn’t want to taint that…Once the ideas started coming together, it took about four or 5 year to get the script all the way right. Once we got it right, I knew it was time…”

ARSENIO HALL ON DOING THE SEQUEL:

“A lot of people have announced about Coming to America and said things like,’ Please don’t mess with my movie’ or’ I don’t crave no sequel! ’ We’ve been sloped every kind of minds, but I retain reading the script in Eddie’s backyard and it was all making sense. That’s when I knew that this was going to be the sequel…”

Coming 2 America stars cover ESSENCE Magazine's March/April issue

Source: Alexis Hunley/ Courtesy ESSENCE

KIKI LAYNE ON PLAYING MEEKA:

“Meeka is steadfast to their own families. I’m interested in showcasing strong Black girls — and being a part of this film was an opportunity to play in such a classic nature and likewise to work with straight-up lores, the whole way around…”

BELLA MURPHY ON PLAYING OMMA AND WORKING WITH HER DAD:

“Omma is super-smart, a little bit of a badass, and she’s super-cool. Being able to do my firstly movie with my dad is really special…I’m over the moon…”

Coming 2 America stars cover ESSENCE Magazine's March/April issue

Source: PHOTOGRAPHED BY PAIGE BUTCHER, WITH ART DIRECTION FROM KWAKU ALSTON./ Courtesy ESSENCE

JERMAINE ON PLAYING LAVELLE–AND WATCHING HIS DREAM COME TRUE 😛 TAGEND

“In some ways, Lavelle reminds me a lot of myself when I was growing up and trying to figure out life. As a fan of the original film, I was honored to be a part of this whole world–but when they told me how Lavelle becomes part of the storey, I really tittered my a ** off and remembered, All privilege, let’s do it…”

SHARI HEADLEY ON WHAT AUDIENCES WILL LOVE 😛 TAGEND

“I’m as excited as the public and have no doubt that this will be a film that beings will affection. I’ll venture to say they’ll love it even more than the first one…”

WESLEY SNIPES ON JOINING THE FILM 😛 TAGEND

“I was like,’ Whatever the role is, I want to be in it.’ Later, I was told that I was going to be a General–but really, I could have played a zebra and been just fine…”

Listen — we had a chance to screen the film early and Wesley Snipes was one of our favorite people, don’t believe him when you say he’d have been happy playing a zebra! He kills his persona as General Izzi.

For more on this issue, tour ESSENCE.com or pick up the March/ April publish on newsstands next week.

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