Eddie Murphy reveals the one movie he still regrets turning down 1 year ago

Eddie Murphy reveals the one movie he still regrets turning down

And no, it wasn't Ghostbusters...

This weekend, for the first time in 35 years, Eddie Murphy will be returning to Saturday Night Live, the show that effectively launched his career.

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In the States, this is a HUGE deal, and it real earmarks it as a potential highlight for the return of Murphy, especially off the back of the fantastic reviews he's received for his Netflix movie, Dolemite Is My Name.

With the SNL gig on the horizon, Murphy has been doing the talk show rounds, and when he sat down with Jimmy Fallon, he was asked about some long-standing rumours.

Over the course of the very entertaining quick-fire round, Murphy reveals not one but TWO brilliant stories to do with his interactions with Prince, how he had to turn down a role in Ghostbusters because he was filming Beverly Hills Cop at the time, and how Marlon Brando was a huge fan of 48 Hours.

However, Murphy also volunteered the following information about the one movie he still regrets to this day that he turned down:

"The only movie that I have turned down that became a big hit was that, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. I was going to be the Bob Hoskins dude. I was like, 'What? Animation and people sounds like bullshit to me'. Now every time I see it, I feel like an idiot."

The idea of Murphy in the Bob Hoskins role really does give the movie a very different energy. But we would absolutely like to pop over to the timeline in which Murphy is trading zingers with Jessica Rabbit and trying not to be killed by Christopher Lloyd.

And in case you're wondering "Well, what did Eddie Murphy decide to make instead?", we had a quick look there, and it would seem that he went with Coming To America.

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See? These things have a way of working themselves out!

Let the revival continue, as Murphy has Coming 2 America arriving in 2020, while Triplets (the sequel to Twins) and Beverly Hills Cop 4 are both apparently in the works.

Check out the full clip of his answers on Deadline here.