Kevin Hart on Dave Chapelle’s standup story—and a new baby

Kevin Hart – confirms Dave Chapelle’s standup story; talks about his new baby on the way

Jaleesa Lashay sits down with Kevin Hart to talk about his new baby, his new movie and Dave Chapelle.

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.
Director: David Soren
Writers: Nicholas Stoller (screenplay), Dav Pilkey (based on the epic novels by) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms

Popular actor and comic Kevin Hart (Ride Along movies, The Secret Life of Pets) who voices George in the movie, says he was especially excited to be part of this project. “I really wanted to do this movie because Captain Underpants is such a great franchise, and it’s also something my kids could really identify with. Both my son and daughter thought that I was the coolest person in the world for doing it.”
Hart believes that one of the most powerful aspects of the movie is the way it celebrates creativity. “Kids love to put their imagination to use and be creative. George and Harold are two kids that love to draw and to tell stories. Their stories become reality in their world. I love the fact that the movie doesn’t frown upon their creativity.
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The actor says he enjoyed great chemistry with director David Soren. “I think it was important to allow him to stay true to his process. He likes to try different options. So with him, I made sure he understood that there is no ego involved. I love the work and enjoy perfecting the craft and giving it my all. So our sessions were about getting everything that we needed and walking out of there confident that he had everything he wanted to execute the scene. David knows what he’s doing and knows how to get what he wants.”
For Hart, one of the most fun aspects of the job was witnessing the progression of his character. “I really enjoyed seeing George go from a simple black-and-white sketch to more complete, color and CG-animated versions. To watch this character that you’re voicing gradually become animated and moving is really a special experience. You literally see the things that the animators pick up—the facial expressions that they’ve included. I loved to see how they built this character step by stem and to witness George come to life!”

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