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Wesley Snipes Talks Coming 2 America & More

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Wesley Snipes appears as General Izzy in ‘Coming 2 America’. Wesley Snipes auditioned for a role in the original Coming to America, but didn’t make the cut. The veteran star jokes: “It made me feel extremely disappointed”. Now he’s back with them for his role as the comic villain General Izzy in Coming 2 America.

The Blade actor, 58, was in the running to play Darryl Jenks in the 1988 comedy classic about an African prince from the fictional country of Zamunda who travels to Queens, New York, but the part went to ER star Eriq La Salle.

In a press interview, Snipes admitted to the PA news agency: “I auditioned for that part during the original and didn’t get it.

“I lost out to the great Eriq La Salle, who’s also a friend of mine, and I lamented over the fact that I wasn’t cast.

Check out his Blacktree interview below.