Mike Epps Talks About Losing the Richard Pryor Role “I Got A Lot on my Plate Anyway.”

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Mike Epps was one of the few celebrities not afraid to hit up Wendy Williams’ TV show. While there, he talked about losing the Richard Pryor role to Marlon Wayans.

When asked, Mike Epps told Wendy he didn’t get in the business to play anyone else but himself, he’s blessed, and he has a lot of other things on his plate.  It was obvious to us that he was hurt by the loss. Check back for the video later, there’s not enough hours in the day to keep up with these people.

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  • OneStep

    He would make a better Pryor than Marlon

  • jynX

    I was looking forward to seeing Mike Epps portray Richard Pryor. damn.

  • resurrected

    I like Mike Epps I really do but sometimes he does not know when to have cooth… He sometimes speaks at the wrong moment trying to be funny and maybe the role went to the better man in the end..

  • drenk

    yea i dont like marlon wayans as pryor

  • Rihanna's sharp n pointy witchy fingernails took the oath

    No one should play Richard Pryor. We know who Richard is, damn. If we want Pryor, we can buy thr dvds. This is going to be a DISASTER!

  • ME

    Beautiful Conquer! Now THAT’S the best move.

  • RT

    Mike ain’t neva been funny; had to look past him in Next Friday. Marlon will do a great job.

  • Caramel Cat

    I have a feeling Marlon is going to kill this role! I heard he did a phenomenal job with the audition, so these producers know they made a better choice. Mike Epps has his funny moments but honestly his comedy is slightly forced and over the top. I wonder if he has a rebuttal to Richard Pryor’s wife’s little internet rant last week…

  • ME

    He didnt get in the business only to play Pryor. Thats what he meant by the comment! 2Blessed! He is a better Mike Epps than he could ever be Richard Pryor. Of course, he’s disappointed, why wouldnt he be-its a great opportunity…but grace is accepting the situation for what it is and moving on–And Acting is portraying someone else(different characters) but there are more roles in store for Epps than just the Pryor role. GOT IT! I think he handled Beautifully!

  • Aunt Viv

    Mike will get over it. But Marlon better do Pryor justice…

  • resurrected

    Alrighty Then…

    I asked someone at my job the same things if he did die I do not remember it being blasted in TV like everyone elses death…

  • http://www.k.com noelle

    aW, HE LOST?

  • http://BOSSIP Damn D

    @ OneStep

    He would make a better Pryor than Marlon

    I totally agree…

  • Foolio

    Mike Epps is unfunny. period.

  • http://www.myspace.com/ocky_j Octavia

    None of the Wayans are even remotely funny.



  • Lnana

    He is not funny to me

  • Redbone_Darkbutt_Black_White (It's just coochie)

    Everybody knows that the BEST comedians have a certain “dark demon” that sits beside him or her on that stage —- comedy, the BEST comedy, doesn’t come from some damn happy place.

    None of the damn Wayans appear to me to have the kind of DEPTH to play Prior — certainly NOT the one chosen for the role.

    It will be like Dustin Hoffman playing Lennie Bruce — Al Pacino (an italian) would have made a much more believable angry Jewish comic than the “nice jewish guy” Dustin Hoffman.

  • oooooooh!

    He would have been a way better choice than Marlon. I can’t believe they did him like that.


    Ha.. Ha.. Dae Dae..

  • Its6amHoGetOut Resident Genius

    Anyone other than me notice that Mike Epps aint funny? I knew that as soon as i saw Friday part 2.

    from a young chris tucker to mike epps? no thank you.

  • whozoer

    Yeah, he could have gotten him good. I can’t see the Marlon thing, but maybe Marlon is good.

  • Ummm...NO!

    Look wise, Mike Epps would be better for sure. He looks more like him. But who knows what happened behind the scenes for Marlon to get it. Marlon, just don’t mess this up…

  • http://www.bossip.com PhillyinDubai

    No one currently out there can play Richard Pryor.
    This actor has to be like Pryor himself.
    One in a Million!!



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