Eriq La Salle’s absence meant that there were references to Soul Glo Heir Darryl Jenks in Coming 2 America , but the creators revealed the planned cameo scene they originally had at it. ‘mind. In the first Coming to America film, La Salle played Darryl Jenks, heir to the Jheri curl company called Soul Glo. No one who has seen the movie will ever be able to forget the jingle heard in the brand’s TV commercials, and many fans were hoping to see some sort of Easter egg referencing Soul Glo or Darryl in the sequel.
Unfortunately, Eriq La Salle was not interested in reprising the role of Darryl for Coming 2 America . In a new interview with Rolling Stone , Coming 2 America co-writer David Sheffield and director Craig Brewer revealed how they would have included the character of La Salle had the actor accepted their offer to return. As Sheffield explains, Darryl has since gone bald and is now endorsing a miracle hair growth product called Soul Gro.
“I’m sorry Eriq didn’t want to be part of the sequel, because we had a plan for him. We needed to do another business that would be found in the foundation some place in a scene, and it would have been designated “Soul Gro”. The joke was going to be that Eriq is now selling a baldness treatment and he was a customer as well. The ad called on Eriq to be bald and have the hair grow out of his head like magic. ”
Brewer goes on to disclose a few more details about the hashed Soul Glo cameo.
“Soul Gro was going to be a television commercial that the Junsons were watching. It would just be a really quick joke where Darryl would come out and he would have his wig curled, but then he would take it off and he would be bald. It would be like a “Remember me? Sort of thing and then he would use Soul Gro to grow his hair. But that did not work. ”
La Salle had previously revealed to Rolling Stone why he couldn’t do Coming 2 America , claiming at the time that he was just too busy working on Chicago PD Describing his responsibilities on the series as the “biggest job” that ‘he ever did, it seems the actor just didn’t want to be distracted for the cameo scene, nor too keen on revisiting a role from his past with such a strong character. focus on what he’s working on now.
“I’ve always been more focused on the present and the future than on the past,” says La Salle. “I’m very proud to have played in an iconic film and what it turned out to be. You respect and appreciate him for what he is, but when it comes to trying to rearrange or compromise the schedule I’m doing, there just wasn’t enough time. during the day. ”
If La Salle didn’t return, several other original Coming to America cast members were featured alongside lead stars Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. However, it seems it was Wesley Snipes who stole the show as the new character, General Izzi. Either way, if you’re late for the party, you can watch Coming 2 America now on Amazon Prime. This news comes to us from Rolling Stone.