Opening this weekend is Get Hard, the directorial debut of Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3 scribe Etan Cohen. The film stars Will Ferrell as a Bernie Madoff-type wealthy investment banker who enlists the man who washes his car (Kevin Hart) to help prepare him for a maximum-security prison sentence. The film also stars Alison Brie, Craig T. Nelson, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Ariana Neal, and Edwina Findley Dickerson. For more on the film, watch the green and red band trailers.
A few days ago I landed an exclusive video interview with Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell. They talked about how the project came together, when they realized they would be a funny combination and that they would be able to work well together, the importance of listening in a scene instead of just waiting to say your line, Zoolander 2, Ride Along 2, and more.
Here’s the interview followed by a list of what we talked about.
Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell:
- How did this project come together?
- What was it like working with Kevin who is known to laugh a lot during takes?
- When did they realize they would be a funny combination and able to work well together?
- Will talks about how Kevin will listen and not just wait for his moment to say a funny line.
- Zoolander 2 talk. Seems like Will’s part as Mugatu is a cameo.
- Ride Along 2 talk.