He stars opposite Will Ferell in Get Hard, the raunchy comedy surrounding racial stereotypes from Etan Cohen. But while Kevin Hart's sense of humor may be branded with a capital "R," the 35-year-old actor is a family man at heart. He has two children, Heaven and Hendrix, from a previous marriage, and is about to tie the knot again. But with two kids to look after and a film career that's nothing less than explosive, does he want any more little ones? "I’m probably gonna do one, one more," he says. "Three is going to be the only number. One more, max."
In terms of his upcoming wedding to Eniko Parrish, he wants no part in the planning. "Hell no, I just want to sign the check," he says of his involvement in wedding planning. "I want to go and meet the wedding planners. I don’t want to answer one question. If I answer one, I’ll be subjecting myself to answer them all," he admits.
Hart's children, ages 7 and 9, allow him to be a "fun dad," — which I can only imagine is an off-shoot of the "cool mom." He says: "Even tough dad is still fun, because I can’t not laugh at myself when I try to be tough. Luckily for me, I have kids that don’t try to challenge me that much. They respect me to the point where they listen, and they’re not in those teenage years yet, so I get a little bit of time."
And while his children have respect for their funny father, the actor also acts as an example for young, budding comedians. But don't call Hart a role model. "It's such a strong word," he says. "I consider myself an example of what hard work can do. The term 'role model' I wouldn’t use for myself because I’m still figuring it out, and I’m gonna make mistakes just like anybody else would. I think literally when I can say ‘Hey, I put my blood, sweat, and tears into what I’m doing’ young comedians can see that. I think the sky’s the limit for what you want it to be. The best that you can do is the best that you can do."
See Get Hard in theatres March 27.