UB Interviews: Kevin Hart Speaks on His Favorite Role So Far in The Film “Think Like A Man”
Based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book, Think Like a Man the film follows four interconnected and diverse men whose love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursuing buy Harvey’s book and start taking his advice to heart. When the band of brothers realize they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire using the book’s insider information to turn the tables and teach the women a lesson of their own. The movie is directed by Tim Story and written by Keith Merryman & David A. Newman.
Starring Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara , Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence J, Jenifer Lewis, Romany Malco,Gary Owen, Gabrielle Union & Chris Brown.
Kevin Hart recently spoke to UrbanBridgez.com about “Think Like A Man,” in his words his favorite role he’s played so far; working with the cast, his thoughts on Steve Harvey‘s book and more!
UrbanBridgez.com: What was your favorite role you’ve played so far?
Kevin Hart: My favorite role is probably going to have to be Cedric from Think Like A Man. I got to be myself. I got to do what I wanted to do for a long time which is cut loose and go all out. It was kinda no holds bar for me in that movie and because of that it turned out amazing when I saw it. I really take off my hat off to my cast members, because without them I wouldn’t be able to score the way I was scoring in that film. I definitely got set up to dunk the ball a lot in that movie!
UrbanBridgez.com: And speaking about the cast letting you slam dunk in Think Like A Man, how was the vibe on set? Did they let you guys improvise a lot and just got for it or did you have to for the most part stick to the script?
Kevin Hart: They let us improvise. It was literally like, “we want to get what we have here on paper, and after we get it let’s see what you can bring to it.” So 9 times out of 10 we brought some stuff to it and after bringing stuff to it, that kind of motivated you to want to do more or think about doing more. So Tim Story was very, very good in having a relationship with his actors and actresses. If it was too much he would pull you back in, if it was too little he would tell you that you could do a little more. We all had a lot of fun and I think that’s how we got a great result with what we did. Tim Story was great.
UrbanBridgez.com: What were you thoughts about the book which the movie is based on?
Kevin Hart: Well I didn’t read the book until after I got the part. Once I got the part I said oh okay let me read the book so I can be well versed on it. I read it, and after reading it I thought it was a good book. You don’t get to be a #1 seller for no reason. It was a well-written book and very smart. As far as the women thinking like a man, I don’t know if a woman necessarily needs to think like a man. I think a woman needs to understand who she is and acknowledge her self-worth. If she does then she will be taken care of. If she doesn’t it will be a very long road for her.
UrbanBridgez.com: In terms of casting for the film what was that process like? Did they say we definitely have to cast Kevin Hart in this film?
Kevin Hart: I was casted first. Will Packer met with me and I had a conversation with him. He said this film is going to be good and we think your involvement will make it better. We are going after you first and nobody else is in the cast yet. I said okay cool let’s do it. After casting me in the film they met and went down their wish list and I’ve never seen a movie get put together faster. Literally everybody was happy to be on board and wanted to do it which was great.
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