Eddie Murphy and Craig Brewer of Dolemite in the Corner Booth | Netflix

Eddie Murphy and Craig Brewer of Dolemite in the Corner Booth | Netflix


– I am Krista Smith and I am
the host of “The Corner Booth” and I am sitting here with Eddie Murphy, legend in the house. Director Craig Brewer and we’re
gonna talk about their film, “Dolemite Is My Name.” – Dolemite is my name and fucking up motherfuckers is my game. (trumpet riff) – Well so much of it is the chemistry and you handpicked this cast. Did you know specifically
you wanted Wesley? – D’Urville Martin,
I’m offering you a role in my new motion picture theme. – You think you can just
walk up here and hire me? No. – I’m a big Wesley Snipes fan, although he’s famous
mostly for action movies and stuff like that, that
I remember in the beginning of this career that Wesley
did “White Men Can’t Jump.” He did all kinds of stuff
so I knew the talent that the actor had. – Yeah I remember when
we were trying to think of who could be D’Urville
Martin, you know we had the pick of Hollywood
like everyone wanted to be in the movie, everybody
wanted to work with Eddie. Eddie just went “It’s gotta be Wesley” and then I just, I just
froze, just with excitement thinking about wow what
would it be like to see Eddie Murphy and Wesley
Snipes in the frame up on the screen together
it’s never been done before. – And you didn’t get Wesley
to do any Karate which I thought was funny too. – I thought it was funny
to see Wesley fight, awful. (all laugh) – [Krista] The guys got like
a room full of trophies, right as a black belt. – I think he enjoyed doing that, I think he, it was, fun
for him to not be Blade. – Seeing where he’s shooting
Rudy do fight scenes and he’s looking around kind of like, I think those get big, giant
laughs cause it’s Wesley. (all laugh) – It’s amazing, I’ll
tell you it was great. But also the discovery of Da’Vine. She is incredible in
the film as Lady Reed. – Hey bartender how about a
drink for the pretty girl? – Come on now I know what the hell I am. I ain’t pretty and I sure as
hell ain’t no goddamn girl. – And she had said that you
know in working with you, Eddie, she was prepared
for what she thought it was going to be and it was something
do different than that. You were so generous with her and that- – She thought I wasn’t gonna be generous? (mocking Da’Vine) All right
Imma go on in with this selfish motherfucker. (all laugh) – (Eddie continues mocking
Da’Vine) I’ve seen him play eight people in a movie,
he’s got to be selfish. (all laugh) – Da’Vine’s a very talented actress, I don’t know if you
remember this but I said if you want this role
then you need to do like a good minute or two
minutes of Lady Reed’s act. I got a call from Eddie
just like oh she’s perfect. – Yeah, she brought all
this other stuff to it that we wasn’t even thinking
about the stuff that she brought to it till we saw her do it. It was like whoa she took
it from here to here. – What made you think that Rudy would be a good story to tell? – I was a fan of his
movies for years and years and then when I got older
and got in the movie business started looking at
his movies in a different way. When I was a kid I didn’t
know that he put the whole thing together and financed
it and did all of it. And I got this respect for him. – I’m paying for this
whole goddamn thing and I ain’t got no fucking ego about it. If a box need to get
moved, I will move the box. And if the crew get
hungry I’ll go downstairs and start making sandwiches. – What made you think
this guy would be the right director for it? – Well when I met with
him he loved the, he knew who Rudy Ray Moore was. Whoever does this has to
know who Rudy Ray Moore is and they have to get it. – Now how did you discover Rudy Ray Moore? – I collect a lot of
vinyl but uh, when I was making independent
movies, we’d be on set and we’d quote lines from “Dolemite.” It’s this weird piece of
cinema that for whatever reason works even though nothing
really works in the movie. Microphones coming into
the frame and karate kicks where there’s like three
feet between the foot and the person reacting
to it. It’s hilarious. – How was it getting your visions to mesh? – I found that the
really really good stuff falls in the place. Scott and Larry were the perfect writers. And then we got the
perfect director and then we had the perfect cast
and it just, you know, it just came together. – Like there was this one scene where Rudy Ray Moore is doing
his act for the first time. He’s pulled out the wig out of the box, he’s got the outfit and you
know, when you have music that’s gonna be in the
scene there’s all these kind of technical things you
gotta do like have a ear wig and hear the music so it doesn’t
turn up on the microphones. All this technical stuff and
what we found was what was better to do was just to have it be real and so we had a band behind Eddie, we would just roll three
cameras on the experience of him being Rudy in that moment
it always just felt better to just be real with it. – That’s a great environment to go into. So I was having fun everyday. ♪ He said your daddy’s a freak
and your mama’s a whore ♪ (crowd howls) ♪ Said he spotted you in the jungle ♪ ♪ Selling your black
ass from door to door ♪ (crowd cheers) – Was it hard to keep a
straight face all the time? – Yeah cause those shoes was hurting. It was hard not to grimace
in the platform shoes. – [Krista] And you guys got
to shoot your walk and talk on the hottest day in
California apparently. – [Craig] Do you remember that? – Do I remember that? Platforms on and it was
like okay now we’re gonna go really wide in 110 degrees
with platform heels. – [Craig] And a wig. – What do you hope audience
take from this film. Those that might not know
who Rudy Ray Moore is and those that knew who he was. – I think he needs to
be given his due as one of the pioneers in independent
guerrilla filmmaking. Uh, that’s how I started up in my career, I didn’t go to film school
or anything like that. I just grabbed a camera
and showed up at locations and tried to talk people into it and that’s how Rudy did you know, you don’t have any power in
the building and you steal it from next door and it’s that
kind of spirit that I think that he embodied in his
self and in his work and I hope that’s what people take from him. – And it’s so inspirational
like look what this guy did. – I think it’s surprising to people. So I think that when they hear
that it’s about this crude uh, you know Blaxploitation
star and filmmaker that I had one vision of
what this would be but they come out and they’re much more inspired. – This movie went so
well that uh, we’re doing “Coming to America” together. – Thank you guys for coming by. – [Craig] Thank you. – [Eddie] Thank you for having us. (jazz riff)

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  4. Love u Eddie Murphy !!! πŸ™‚ Love All of his Movies !!! πŸ™‚
    & Wesley Snipes Love him Too !!! πŸ™‚ Especially Beverly Hills Cop, Eddie should make another w/all of the original cast !!! πŸ™‚
    Omgosh Eddie & Arsenio Hall in the Movie Coming to America 2 Definitely Can't Wait to See That !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. Hello Netflix, after updating Xbox One S Yesterday Netflix is having a problem (no voice of characters). It's only in Xbox (everything else works PC, Ps3, Phones etc)

  6. Bravo!! it was probably the best movie Iv seen in years!! Eddie comes of with the perfect 1 2 punch of passive aggressive menace and loud flamboyant comedian. Its rare to see a comedy movie with 0 gimmicks pull of an underdog story with deep relateable characters. Pretty much everyone was on their A game and Wesley totally nailed the egoistic director with a touch of empathy. I have never reviewed a movie but this was just something I had to write. Thanks to netflix for making character driven movies! And welcome back eddie we missed you! Looking forward to stand special. Peace n love!

  7. Just watched Dolemite last night…..terrific movie! And kinda deep for a Eddie Murphy movie. Would LOVE to see multiple sequels πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ I WANT MORE DOLEMITE!!! 5 out of 5 stars

  8. As a Rudy Ray Moore fan, I can’t believe a movie on his life got made. Check out Disco Godfather, which is my personal favorite of his movies.

  9. Loved this movie,The character Dolemites comedy was hard to understand but the film was made incredibly well, humour was great and I loved that Eddie Dedicated it to his late brother Charlie, made me assume that Charlie's martial arts journey started from someone who never knew how to do martial arts, which was humorously inspiring. Eddie Is a G.O.A.T

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