Eddie Murphy insists the hardest part about playing fictional soul legend JAMES 'THUNDER' EARLY in DREAMGIRLS was learning how to dance properly.
The Daddy Day Care star won a best supporting actor Golden Globe Award Monday night (15JAN07) and said he watched old James Brown videos to learn some moves.
The star regularly used to parody Brown when he was a cast member on sketch show Saturday Night Live, but insists the film role was much more difficult.
Murphy explained that it's easy for him to dance when he's not taking it seriously saying, "Oh, I can (dance) if I'm trying to be funny. But it's different being serious.
"If it's supposed to be a joke, and I'm wearing an inch of makeup, I can do anything!"