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Kevin Hart heads to Vegas in ‘Think Like a Man Too’
Considering “Think Like a Man,” based on Steve Harvey’s bestseller, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” did nearly $100 million at the domestic box office, after its release in 2012, it’s no surprise that Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Jerry Ferrara, Meagan Good, Terrence J and the rest of the cast would return for the sequel.
In “Think Like A Man Too” (opening Friday), the crew is transported to Las Vegas for a huge blowout wedding for Candace (Hall) and Michael (Terrence J) — being coordinated by the surprise best man Cedric (Hart).
There’s no question, Kevin Hart loved being in Vegas to film this movie!
Q: How was it getting back with your entire cast for this sequel?
A: It was very much like a family reunion. We’re all very good friends now. Going to Vegas just gave us a big playground. We had like three movies in one here. We had the original sensibility of ‘ Think Like a Man’ from the original film, but then we went on and added a touch of both ‘The Hangover’ and ‘Bridesmaids’ to it for this second movie. You had the women separated a lot — and on one side doing their thing. And you had the men going crazy over here, like in ‘Hangover.’
Q: Now, in this film you play — shall we say — a less than outstanding best man. How would you do in real life?
A: I would be a terrible best man. I’m not even going to lie to you. I don’t like organizing stuff. I don’t like being responsible for stuff. As the best man, you’re supposed to get people to certain places and set stuff up. No, forget it. That ain’t me! I haven’t done that ever — in my life!
Q: Of course, so many people do get married in Las Vegas, did you cross paths with any real weddings or bachelor or bachelorette parties?
A: Oh yes, all the time. Couldn’t help avoiding it. Because of the way we had to film, we would be shooting a lot at odd hours of the night. So you would see people get dressed-up, and leave to go out around 11 o’clock or midnight. Many of them were for bachelor or bachelorette parties.
Of course, we’re still on set at 7 a.m. the next morning and you see these people coming back — looking a lot different than when they went out few hours earlier. The shirts would be unbuttoned. Sometimes there’d be no shirt or shoes. It was wild!
It made me reflect. ‘Had I ever been that guy? Had I ever been that so out-of-control?’ It was not a question I wanted to answer!
Q: What was the craziest thing that happened for you during filming.
A: The men and women in the cast shot most of our stuff separately, because that’s the way the story worked. So when we finally did get to all be on set together, it was something else. Everyone wanted to party so much, we barely got that strip club scene shot!
Q: Will there be a third film?
A: It will depend — as it always does — on the public. If the box office warrants it, like the first one did. I’m sure we’d all love to come back and shot another one. There certainly are plenty of stories left to tell about these characters..
Q: How about making that third one in Chicago? We now have a solid tax incentive program for filmmakers now — it’s already attracted a number of big TV shows and major feature films recently.
A: I love Chicago. Only not in the winter. But sure, we could do a whole thing here. Maybe Cedric could open a hot deep-dish pizza joint — and everything could just take off from there!