“I love Louie, but I think we were forced to put Louie in it,” he said. “We were forced to put in a white person.”
Murphy immediately confirmed: “Yeah Paramount was like — ’cause the whole cast is Black, and this was back in the ’80s — so it was like ‘We have to have a white person! We can’t do… There has to be a white person in the movie!'”
“I was like: ‘What?'” Murphy recalled, laughing.
“So it was ‘who was the funniest white guy around?’ Louis we knew was cool, so that’s how Louie got in the movie.”