Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “Harlem Nights”

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Eddie’s Directorial Debut

After his success on “Saturday Night Live,” 48 Hours and Coming to AmericaEddie Murphy was Hollywood’s “it” guy. In an era where black Hollywood had directors like Spike Lee and Robert Townsend, people dubbed the increase of black films something like the beginning of a “new black renaissance.”  When Eddie heard that he said on his episode of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” that he thought: “Well Isht, I’ma direct something too.”

Check out Eddie talking about the film below:

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