Eddie Murphy says no more doing own stunts for new "Beverly Hills Cop" movie
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Eddie Murphy says no more doing own stunts for new "Beverly Hills Cop" movie

I'm not risking a fall and breaking a hip
I'm not risking a fall and breaking a hip

20 Jun - Eddie Murphy recently admitted that he did feel like an old man filming his upcoming movie, "Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F".

The 63-year-old actor, who sat down for an interview on the "Today" show recently, said that he had told the production team early on that he would rather not do any stunts seeing that he is not 21 years old anymore, the age he was when he filmed the first movie.

"We were shooting something and the director said, 'I want you to come out of this place and run down those steps.' After we shot and he's like, 'Can you come down with more urgency? Faster?' And I was like, 'No!'" he said.

Eddie Murphy reprises his role as Axel Foley in his 60s
Eddie Murphy reprises his role as Axel Foley in his 60s
Murphy joked, "I was like, 'I'm not doing anything action. Don't call me unless you offer me the same type of shit you would offer Morgan Freeman.'"

In the fourth film, which will be streaming on Netflix on 3 July, Murphy's Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills and teams up with new partner Detective Bobby Abbott (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and old friends John Taggart (John Ashton) and Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) to investigate a conspiracy, following threats on his daughter's life.

"Beverly Hills Cop was my first movie that I'm the lead in. If I travel overseas, they call me Axel Foley," Murphy said. "Axel is an everyman. He's not a superhero or a super-cop, he's the everyman that rises to the occasion. I think that's why people like it. And more than anything, he's funny."

Eddie Murphy played Axel Foley the first time in 1984
Eddie Murphy played Axel Foley the first time in 1984


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