NDG Staff Writer
Comedian Kevin Hart made a promotional appearance in Dallas for his new movie Think Like a Man.
Hart is a very busy man nowadays balancing family, movies, and stand-up. An hour before the interview began; Hart was playing cards with his two best friends in the guest suite. And then seconds later he was chatting with players from the Sacramento Kings. He was hoping to catch the Mavs’ game after the red carpet that was scheduled for later that evening.
He has just finished promoting the DVD and B lu-ray for his record breaking film Laugh at My Pain and is currently out with the Let Me Explain tour, which he says focuses on the mistakes he’s made.
When asked how he manages to do it all Hart says, “I think I have it down to a science by accident.” Hart is with family on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and Thursday through Sunday is committed to stand-up.
He also makes time for friends, Hart admitted he charges his two friends $50 each time they ask him to take a picture with a girl.
“And I make them give it to me in front of the girl,” laughs Hart.
Hart contends that stand-up is his craft, period. His passion is evident as Hart leans over the table and becomes more animated when discussing his career.
“From stand-up I get an immediate reaction,” Hart shared.
And what an immediate reaction that must be from the 12 million Facebook fans and sell-out shows around the country. The Philadelphia native is extremely open about past mistakes. He has more Twitter followers than Chris Rock, Steve Harvey, and Louis C.K. combined.
Everything is not sugar and roses. Recently, the media was all worked up over a supposed feud between fellow comedian Mike Epps. “The funny thing is that we are friends (he and Epps).” Apparently, the two were just playing the dozens on Twitter. And the media “just took things to another level,” according to Hart.
He also got into a little trouble when Hart tweeted “Hands down light-skinned women got better credit than dark-skinned women.”
Hart says that he was just joking, but the next thing he knew dark-skinned women were not happy. He had to go on the defensive quick and set things straight even tweeting “My daughter is dark-skinned.” Hart warned others to be careful of what you say on social media because people can use your words against you.
Hart opened up about his experience in Hollywood before his career sky-rocketed. Hart starred in several B movies, including in the critically panned movie Soul Plane. He laughed to himself as he remembered thinking that Soul Plane would be the movie that made him a star.
“It (Soul Plane) might have done $7 million on the street.” Hart defends the film because he says that it gave him a chance to prove that he could be funny.
Hart also opened up about his recent divorce. During the filming of Think Like a Man, he admitted he was a typical negative divorced guy.
“Relationships can kiss my ass,” Hart acknowledged.
But after debating with the other actors about love and relationships Hart says that he was able to go back and form a friendship with his ex-wife. “She and I are friends. She is the mother of my children, and will always be a part of my life.” Both he and ex-wife, Torrei share custody of their two children.
The father of Heaven age 7, and Hendrick age 4, spoke about his parenting style.
“I am a firm believer in bump your head. My son at the age of two bumped his head and ran into walls. But at three he doesn’t run into walls anymore. I plan to let my children make mistakes like I did,” states Hart. “The only difference is that they have a safety button, their father.”