Other folks will do fairly wild issues to land their dream jobs, and other people within the leisure trade aren’t any exception. Avid lovers may needless to say Louie Anderson had a small function in “Coming to The usa,” but they won’t recall how Anderson landed that function (or no less than, one of the crucial explanation why he was once selected to celebrity within the movie).
Anderson picked up Eddie Murphy’s eating place tab … and the remaining, as they are saying, is historical past. “I knew him as a comic book, however we did not hang around in combination,” Anderson defined to Behind the curtain in an interview. “He got here in and had about 5 or 6 other people with him, and I mentioned to the waiter, like all excellent Minnesotan would do, ‘Hiya, put Eddie’s test on my American Categorical, however do not inform him I did it till once I depart. I am not doing it to be a showoff.’ After which I were given a choice the next day to come that that was once a truly great factor and Eddie needs you to do an element in ‘Coming to The usa.’ The invoice was once $661. You will have to do great issues, my mother taught me.”
As good fortune would have it, Anderson did not handiest seem in “Coming to The usa,” however he reprised his function within the 2021 sequel, “Coming 2 The usa.” Certainly, it can pay to be type. And it additionally can pay to know Eddie Murphy.