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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Murphy to retire from family films?

Eddie Murphy will be hosting the Oscars next year
Eddie Murphy will be hosting the Oscars next year

Eddie Murphy has hinted that he may stop making family-friendly films.

The funnyman, who has made his name in comedies like Shrek, Dr Dolittle and The Nutty Professor, suggested he is aiming for a change of direction.

"I don't have any interest in that right now," he told Rolling Stone about the family movies.

"There's really no blueprint, but I'm trying to do some edgy stuff. And I only want to do what I really want to do, otherwise I'm content to sit here and play my guitar all day."

He added: "I always tell people now that I'm a semi-retired gentleman of leisure, and occasionally I'll go do some work to break the boredom up."

Eddie may even consider a return to his roots in stand-up.

"If I ever get back on-stage, I'm going to have a really great show for you all," he said.

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