Kevin Hart, the motor-mouthed comedian, most famous for cursing a storm at The Rock/Ice Cube/Will Ferrell/[insert actor of choice here], faces his most ‘difficult’ and ‘edgy’ role yet: a ten-year-old animated boy. In Captain Underpants: First Epic Movie, Hart stars as George, a ten-year-old (**actually 9 ¾ year-old**) troublemaker who hypnotizes his cruel school-principal into thinking he’s the comic book superhero, Captain Underpants. Hart, with his unbridled can’t-sit-still energy, is a perfect fit for a fast-talking, troublesome ten-year-old. Sans all the expletives, the comedian easily taps into the sugar-addled mind of a fourth grader, perfectly fitting into the confines of a family film without compromising his own profane image.
In the following interview with Hart, he discusses getting into the mind of a ten-year-old, what he was like at that age and his children’s reaction to Captain Underpants (and the popular book series the film’s based on). For the full interview, watch above.
- Kevin Hart on the process getting into the mindset of a ten-year-old
- On what he was like at ten years old compared to George
- On the pranks he pulled at that young age
- On his children’s reaction to Captain Underpants and the book series
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is now in theaters.