Think Like A Man is based on Steve Harvey’s book about relationships. The film focuses on four male friends who try to turn the tables on their women, but they get thrown a curve ball when they find out that they have been using Steve Harvey’s relationship advice against them. The new comedy hits theaters this Friday, April 20th.
The stars from the new flick hit the red carpet in the Windy City, and B96/Chicago had the chance to talk with actor/comedian Kevin Hart about his role, what he has learned about women, and what to expect from the film.
Even though Kevin never even read the book, he knew that he was joining an important project. Kevin said, “I had a chance to be part of something that has the potential to be great.”
After filming a movie entirely based on men, women and relationships, Kevin still feels lost when it comes to the opposite sex.
“I learned nothing about women. There’s no way to figure women out. There’s no way to understand women. Women are women for a reason. We are different for a reason. I don’t want to figure you out. It’s intriguing, frustrating, sexy, it’s all in one. Take the good with the bad. Understand it, love it, appreciate it.”
Kevin’s character Cedric really made the film, and his lines were hilarious, thanks to a lot of improv and his experience with stand-up comedy.
“For me, it was constantly being on my feet, thinking on my toes, trying to bring more to what the script already has. How do you enhance it and make your character shine more? How do you tell your story better and make it genuine and real? That’s where my improv came in. I was lucky enough to have a great cast to help me improv and give me opportunities to bounce off them. Without them, I don’t have the funny lines that I have.”
Kevin plans on sticking to his roots, and looks at acting as his second career. “I’m definitely a stand-up comedian first. Being in stand-up comedy is what got me into my position here. I can never turn my back on stand-up comedy.”
Think Like A Man starring Kevin Hart, Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, Rick Ross, John Legend, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, Keri Hilson and more is rated PG-13 and opens this Friday.
Watch the official trailer below.
-Danielle Clasing, B96 Chicago