Kevin Darnell Hart is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England, culminating in his first real break in 2000 when he was cast by Judd Apatow for a recurring role on the TV series Undeclared. In 2015, Time Magazine named Hart one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list. He currently stars as himself in the lead role of Real Husbands of Hollywood.
All Men Hate The Nagging.
I Was Probably Tall As A Child, But I Just Stopped Growing.
You Definitely Want Your Kids To Understand Their Heritage, But I Don't Want My Kids To Just Focus On Being Black. They Are People. I Don't Want Them To Judge Other People Or To Be Judged. I Want Them To Be Good People, So Good People Will Treat Them Accordingly. I Preach That To My Kids And Everything Else Falls Into Place.
Everybody Wants To Be Famous, But Nobody Wants To Do The Work. I Live By That. You Grind Hard So You Can Play Hard. At The End Of The Day, You Put All The Work In, And Eventually It'll Pay Off. It Could Be In A Year, It Could Be In 30 Years. Eventually, Your Hard Work Will Pay Off.
Here's The Thing. We Do A Movie With A Predominantly Black Cast, And It's Put In A Category Of Being A Black Film. When Other Movies Are Done With A Predominantly White Cast, We Don't Call Them A White Film. I'm Trying To Remove The Stigma Off Things They Call Black Films.
I'm Not The Most Attractive Fella. I'm Not A Billy Dee Williams. Personality Is Everything.
The Same Thing I Did In 2013 Is What I'm Trying To Do In 2014, Which Is Continue To Improve, Continue To Shock People. You Know, I Have Several Projects Coming Up Between 2014 And 2015, And Hopefully By 2015, I'll Have Another Hour Of Stand-up Material Where I'll Be Able To Go On The Road And Tour Again.
I Can Honestly Say, After Talking About My Mom Passing Away, I Got The Biggest Weight Off Of My Chest. Comedy Is My Therapy. That's How I Deal With My Problems, My Personal Battles. I Talk About It. I Give It To My Fans. When They Laugh At It, It's A Release, For Lack Of A Better Word.
I Am Capable Of Holding The Quote-unquote 'Title' Of Leading Man. Leading Man Just Means People Want To See You And Assume That You Can Hold A Film, Carry A Movie.
When You Have Box-office Results, Hollywood Treats You Different. Hollywood Stands Up. Once You Get To The Point Where Hollywood Sees That You Create Results, Then The Demand For You Becomes Higher.
For Me, It's About Becoming A Mogul, Owning My Own Projects, And Establishing Myself As A Funding Producer. That's What's Big To Me. The Movies And All That Stuff Are Great, But The Fact That I'm In A Position To Do What I Want To Do, However I Want To Do It And When I Want To Do It Is Bigger.
Whatever Is On The Page Is What I'm Married To. I'm Very Prepared. I'm A Thespian. I Don't Like To Improv. I Don't Like To Go Off Course 'Cause I Think That's Where Stuff Happens. When You Stick To The Material 'Cause It's Written So Well, That's Where The Magic Happens.
Every Relationship Should Eventually Become A Long-term Relationship. Any Director That I Meet Now Isn't Just A Director. He's Potentially A Friend, And Someone I Can Call To Do A Project That I Want Or That I Have.
I Love Being On Stage, I Love Being Able To Tell A Story, I Love The Fact That The Audience Listens And Laughs At It. It Makes Me Happy, And It's What I Live For.
Everything Is An Open Book. I Don't Speak On Other People's Hardship, But If It Happened In My Life Or Something That Has Been An Experience On My Particular Journey, I'm Going To Talk About It. That's What My Fan Base Appreciates The Most. I'm Universal. You Can Relate To The Things I Say Or That I Go Through.
It's Very Rare That You Get A Director That Lets You Be Creative And Bring What You Feel Your Character Should Do Or Should Be.
I Learned From The Guys Before Me - Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Richard Pryor, Just To Name A Few. These Are Guys That Let It All Hang Out. What They Lived Is What They Took To The Stage.
You Get One Life. I'm Going To Embrace Mine.
I Don't Write Material. Funny Things Happen To Me In The Course Of A Day, And I Just Make Notes.
You've Gotta Understand That With Branding And The Way Things Are Promoted, In Our Day And Age, Your Older Movie Stars Are Not Reachable Or Accessible Because They're Not A Part Of The Whole Social Media World.
People Like To Hear The Word 'Love.'
Take Me Seriously. Take Me And My Role Seriously. Take My Talent Seriously.
Hartbeat Productions Is A Company Established By Me; It's Mine. I Run It. I Have Employees.
The Good Thing About Having Chemistry Is, When You Get To The Improv Section Of A Scene, You've Got Somebody To Feed Off. It Can Go On And On And On, And The Sky's The Limit.
People Don't Want Drama 365 Days A Year. I'm A Sense Of Relief; It's My Job To Take Your Mind Off What's Bad For That Brief Second You're In The Room With Me, Regardless Of Shape, Race, Colour Or Anything. It Brings People Together, And It Makes Me Feel Good About What I'm Doing.
I Read So Much Stuff That Black Women Say, Especially About My Relationship. 'Oh, He Left His Black Wife To Go Be With Some Exotic Chick.' First Of All, My Girl Is Black: She's Jamaican.
I'm Sure Everyone Knows Now That Only A Few Have Performed In Madison Square Garden. That List Is So Small. Now I'm On That List. I'm A Part Of A Very Small Group, Which Is Unbelievable. You Relish In That Moment For A Second.
The Second Time Around, I'll Understand That, As A Husband, My Wife Doesn't Care About My Opinions. I Just Need To Tell Her The Things That Will Continue To Help Me Stack The Brownie Points.
I'm Not A Good Storm-outer... Because I Forget Stuff.
My Fans Saw Me Get Engaged, Saw Me Make That Woman My Wife, Me Having Kids, Me Divorcing, Me Talking About Divorce Before The Divorce, Me Talking About My Kids' Reaction To That Divorce.
I Promise You, I Will Have Something On The Internet That Is Game-changing. I Can't Lose.
I Didn't Want To Lift Weights And Get All Big; I Just Wanted To Get Cut.
Some People Are Jerks, And Some People Aren't.
Believe It Or Not, I Make Myself Laugh. Sometimes When I Have Thoughts Or Say Some Things That Are Funny, It Just Makes Me Laugh, And I Don't Mind Laughing At It Before You Guys Do.
I'm A Health Nut, But When I Eat, I Go Hard. I'm A Buffalo Wing Magnet, A Sandwich Fanatic, A Cheesesteak Guy. But I'll Only Get A Cheesesteak In Philadelphia. No One Else Does It Right.
I Love That I Can Tell The Truth And Have People Laugh At It.
I Go Onstage And I Talk, And I Remember What I'm Saying, And I Track It.
The One Thing About The Business Of Entertainment Is That You Have To Learn Patience.
My Upbringing Was Solid Because Of The People I Had Around Me.
There Was One Incident At A Movie Theater Where My Girl Got Mad At These Guys Who Were Talking Behind Us. I Never Looked Back There, But She Was Like, 'Will You All Just Shut Up!' And I Just Got Up And Moved Three Rows In Front. She Was Like, 'What Are You Doing?!' I Was Like, 'You Better Get Up Here! I Don't Play The Fighting Games.'
I Love Women With Attitude.
I Think Women Go Crazy For A Reason. It's Not Like It Just Happens.
I Got A Dog With A Napoleon Complex. I Have A Napoleon Complex. We're Small. Anything Big That We Feel Is Threatening Us, We Want To Fight. We're Not A Pushover.
I Just Want To Be A Great Example To Younger Kids.
My Goals Are So High That I Don't Have Time To Relax In Any Way, Shape Or Form.
Men Are Like Lions. We Hunt.
I'm Not Russell Crowe. I'm Not Going To Do A Period Piece.
You Do Projects With The Hope They Will Be Big And Hope They Will Go Beyond What You Imagine.
In Acting, You Have To Pull From Real-life Situations, From People, To Help Develop A Character.
What Women Need To Understand Is That Men Don't Communicate. It's Not Intentional Or On Purpose. We're Just Not As Emotional. You Ladies Feel Like You Have To Express Yourselves.