Mike Epps: Marlon Wayans Isn’t Good Enough to Play Richard Pryor! [Watch]

Originally posted on Black America Web:

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THese might be fighting words from comedian Mike Epps but of course knowing the dry-humor stylings of Epps, he could be pulling our leg.

But in an interview with the Power 105.1 “Breakfast Club” he said Marlon Wayans wasn’t good enough to play iconic comedian, Richard Pryor. He said casting shut the comedic actor down.

“He really needed to be shut down, he ain’t nowhere near a real [inaudible] to play something like that.” But then, Epps had the host bursting out laughing when he added, “You got to have real snortin’ coke experience to do stuff like that.”

As we already know, Epps is playing Richard Pryor in a supporting role in director Cynthia Mort’s Nina Simone project, Nina, which stars Zoe Saldana as Simone and David Oyelowo as her Paris-based manager Clifton Henderson.

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