Eddie Murphy admits "it's hard" to play Axel Foley again
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Eddie Murphy admits "it's hard" to play Axel Foley again

I ain't the spring chicken I used to be
I ain't the spring chicken I used to be

26 Dec – Eddie Murphy recently admitted that reprising his role as Axel Foley in the upcoming Netflix movie, "Beverly Hills Cop 4" at the age of 62 is no easy feat.

The actor, who first portrayed the character in 1984 when he was in his 20s, said that filming the action flick was hard on him seeing that he is no longer the young man that he was.

"It's a really physical movie and I had to do some physical stuff.... I like to be on the couch, I don't like to be jumping over and shooting and running. And I had to do some jumping and shooting and running. At the end of the movie, I had a knee brace and my back is messed up. But the movie is going to be special," he said.

Eddie Murphy last played the character in 1994
Eddie Murphy last played the character in 1994
The actor was 22 when he starred in the first film in 1984
The actor was 22 when he starred in the first film in 1984

The sequel will also star original cast members like Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, and Bronson Pinchot as Detective Billy Rosewood, Sgt. Taggart and Serge, respectively. It will also introduce new characters played by Kevin Bacon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylour Paige.

It is noted that Murphy last played Axel Foley in the 1994 film, "Beverly Hills Cop III".

Judge Reinhold will also be returning as Detective Billy Rosewood
Judge Reinhold will also be returning as Detective Billy Rosewood

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