WATCH: Wesley Snipes & Keegan-Michael Key on getting ‘Dolemite’ right
Dolemite Is My Name boasts tons of big names and big laughs and theGrio sat down with Wesley Snipes and Keegan-Michael Key to find out how they handled the press and managed to get any work done with so many crazy characters on the scene.
In the Netflix film that hits the streamer this Friday, Eddie Murphy stars as the crude comedian Rudy Ray Moore, a passionate and perseverant performer who doesn’t take no for an answer. In his attempt to make a movie starring his hilarious persona, Dolemite, he enlists the help of D’Urville Martin (Snipes) to direct the flick and Jerry Jones (Key) to write the script.
The film is full of industry heavyweights and that fact wasn’t lost on Wesley Snipes or Keegan-Michael Key who both agreed they had to block out all of the talent they were surrounded by in order to focus on their respective responsibilities.
“You have to just take a breath, you lock in and not think about the fact that you’re in a scene with Wesley Snipes and Eddie Murphy,” said Key. “Don’t think about the fact that you’re in a scene with the entire Trump family and Simon Phoenix from ‘Demolition Man.'”