Eddie Murphy could quit movies for stand-up

Eddie Murphy could give up movies for stand-up.

The 58-year-old comedian has hinted his upcoming Netflix special could mark a regular return to live comedy, as he feels he’s better suited to that than acting.

Speaking to WSJ Magazine, he said: “Once I get back on stage, I kind of feel like that’s what I was born to do more than anything.

“When I get back on the stage, I can’t imagine wanting to do movies again.”

“When I get back on the stage, I can’t imagine wanting to do movies again.”

— Eddie Murphy

The Beverly Hills Cop star – who has sons Eric, 30, Christian, 28, Miles, 26, and Max, 10 months, and daughters Bria, 29, Shayne, 25, Zola, 19, Bella, 17, Angel, 12, and three-year-old Izzy – also revealed that working on films keeps him away from his family too much.

He added: “What I like to do more than anything is just be home with my family, chilling. It’s really easy to feel like you’re working when you make a movie.

“You’ve got to get up at five, six in the morning. I started making movies when I was 20 years old, when I made 48 Hrs. That’s f***ing 38 years. You’ve been on a movie set, you see how this s**t is. It’s not a fun process.”