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Eddie Murphy discusses unproduced projects and remembers being ahead of the curve on #OscarsSoWhite

Eddie Murphy discusses unproduced projects and remembers being ahead of the curve on #OscarsSoWhite

Shortly before a Screen Actors Guild Q&A for his most recent movie, “Mr. Church,” Eddie Murphy’s emotional state is total, absolute chill. “I really have such a small amount of stress,” Murphy says as, around him, a room buzzes with anxious publicists and SAG personnel. “I’ve always been aware that I have a charmed life. I’m from the Tilden Projects of Brooklyn. This is all gravy.”

Murphy didn’t have too much to say about Bruce Beresford’s  “Mr. Church,” repeatedly calling the film in which he plays a longtime cook to a woman dying of cancer and her young daughter a teeny-tiny movie, a character piece where he’s but one of many players, one that offered him the chance to go...

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