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Kevin Bacon Excited About Collaborating with Eddie Murphy: Fulfilling Bucket List Moment

Kevin Bacon recently expressed his excitement about working with Eddie Murphy on the upcoming Netflix film, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F. Bacon, 65, described the experience as a “bucket list thing” in an interview with People. He praised Murphy, 63, as one of the greatest movie stars ever.

The film, the fourth installment in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, follows Murphy’s character, Detective Axel Foley, on his crime-fighting adventures in California. Despite both actors rising to fame in the ’80s, Bacon revealed that their paths never crossed during that time. He mentioned not recalling interacting with Murphy back then and expressed his joy at finally collaborating with him.

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F features Murphy teaming up with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Detective Bobby Abbott to protect his daughter, played by Taylour Paige, from a dangerous situation. Bacon portrays the role of Beverly Hills police leader Captain Cade Grant.

Bacon shared insights into working with Murphy, highlighting the latter’s relaxed and present acting style. He commended Murphy’s improvisational skills, noting that the humor flowed naturally without any forced attempts at being funny. Bacon also mentioned how Murphy paid attention to his co-stars, picking up on subtle cues and interactions during filming.

At the film’s premiere on June 20 in Beverly Hills, Bacon was joined by Murphy, Gordon-Levitt, and other cast members. Murphy, accompanied by his fiancée Paige Butcher and three of his daughters, made a striking appearance on the red carpet.

Reflecting on his collaboration with Murphy, Bacon expressed admiration for Murphy’s observational skills and genuine approach to acting. The actors posed together at the premiere, showcasing a camaraderie that translated into their on-screen chemistry.

Murphy’s personal life has also been in the spotlight, with his engagement to Butcher since 2018 making headlines. During a recent podcast appearance, Murphy referred to Butcher as his “wife,” adding a touch of mystery and intrigue to their relationship.

As fans eagerly anticipate the release of Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F on Netflix, the film promises a blend of action, humor, and star-studded performances. The collaboration between Bacon and Murphy is set to captivate audiences with their on-screen dynamic and the magic they bring to the beloved franchise.