During the About Last Night press junket, actor Kevin Hart talked about the importance of getting “reps” as an actor and performer. This sports reference surely applies to his work in the popular Madden NFL 15 commercial, which has him going toe to toe with actor Dave Franco.
Although Hart starts off as the aggressor as he accosts Franco at his residence and keys his car, it’s Franco who scores the first touchdown during their Madden match. Even though Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard runs off with Franco’s girlfriend, he’s determined to beat Hart.
I have no clue who is a better Madden player, but the commercial proves the pair have undeniable chemistry. Let’s Be Cops is already out in theaters, but a buddy film pairing Hart and Franco could be a cinematic touchdown.
Below is a gallery of screenshots from the video, the actual commercial, and an audio clip from my interview with Hart.
Madden NFL 15 comes out August 26 on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 consoles.
Dwayne Wade may be shooting for his fourth NBA ring during this year’s finals with the San Antonio Spurs, but the Miami Heat shooting guard’s mind is also on his impending marriage to actress Gabrielle Union. During Saturday’s Think Like A Man Too press conference, Union talked about Wade’s balancing act (she affectionately describes him as a “groomzilla”).
“Even though he’s playing in the finals, he still has time to be (groomzilla),” says Union, who also headlines the BET series Being Mary Jane. “As much as people like to think he’s worried about Tony Parker or the air conditioning in San Antonio, he’s worried about centerpieces and the kind of wine we’re having. He’s more of the one who’s that’s really driving the bus.”
Although Think Like A Man Too centers on the gang partying up in Sin City, Kristen’s (Gabrielle Union) primary directive is to start a family with Jeremy (Jerry Ferrara). Unfortunately, her over planning puts a damper on their romantic interludes. “I think the biggest thing overall that we all talk about with relationships in general and friendships is (to) never lose the fun in any relationship,” adds Union.
To hear Union talk about Dwayne Wade’s groomzilla tendencies, click on the media bar below (Regina Hall is also heard in the clip) . Think Like A Man Too, co-starring Kevin Hart and Meagan Good, opens June 20.
With the success of About Last Night, as well as the June release of Think Like A Man Too and the sequel announcement for Ride Along, Kevin Hart is at an all-time high career wise.
Some actors who reach that level may want to take a year or two off, sit on their accrued wealth and enjoy the spoils of their success. Hart’s stand up comic work ethic, as well as his ambitious path, are two reasons why he won’t be stopping anytime soon.
“My goals are through the roof with what I want to accomplish,” said Hart during the About LastNightinterviews. “When you look at the comedians that have gotten to a certain level of success. They have done so much. From the Pryors, to the Murphys, the Chris Rocks. Literally this list can go on and on. From George Carlin to Seinfeld. Bill Cosby. They’re legends for individual reasons.”
To hear Kevin Hart talk about his future goals as an actor and a comedian, click on the clip below: