At the strange intersection of exercise and comedy, you’ll find Kevin Hart’s new YouTube series, What the Fit? Hart has corralled some of his celebrity friends and YouTube stars as they try a series of different exercise routines — from hot yoga to a full-fledged U.S. Marines workout — with sometimes ridiculous results. Even behind the scenes, Hart has hired a lot of his close friends to work on the show, and he told us why he chose to make the project into a sort of family affair. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kevin Hart)
What the Fit? Is now streaming on YouTube, with new episodes uploading every Thursday and Friday.
The road from teen pop idol to movie star is not an easy one, but Nick Jonas seems to have navigated it successfully. He’s currently appearing in his biggest role to date, co-starring in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle alongside such Hollywood veterans as Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart. So how did Jonas like working with his Jumanji co-stars?
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, after nearly overtaking Star Wars: The Last Jedi for first place in its first weekend at the U.S. box office, is playing now in theaters everywhere.
These days, it seems like you can’t talk about Dwayne Johnson without using the words “potential Presidential candidate.” The talk of a Rock run at the Oval Office has reached a fever pitch, and the actor himself hasn’t done anything to quash the rumors. Far from it — when we sat down with him to talk about his new movie, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, he even talked about the roles his co-stars could play in the possible Johnson administration.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, with all its fun and games, is playing in theaters now.
Thanks to their successful collaboration in the 2016 flick Central Intelligence, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart were more than happy to reunite with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Johnson plays adventurer Dr. Smolder Bravestone in the flick, and Hart’s role also has a memorable moniker (he plays zoologist Moose Finbar).
When asked about his favorite moment in the film, Johnson joked about one of his many sequences with Hart. “There’s a scene where Kevin and I have a little bit of a disagreement and I have to put him in his place,” said Johnson. “I put him in his place physically and I give him a little push and because it’s Smolder Bravestone he has super powers and Kevin goes 30 feet crashing into a wall. That’s my favorite. Any time I can see pain on Kevin’s face, I’m happy.”
Click on the media bar to hear Johnson talk about the anchoring aspect of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’s narrative:
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle opens nationwide December 20.
Based on Dav Pilkey’s popular comic-style series, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie centers on the misadventures of fourth grade kids Harold Hutchins (Thomas Middleditch) and George Beard (Kevin Hart). The pair accidentally hypnotize their stick in the mud principal (Ed Helms) who now believes he’s Captain Underpants!
“When you’re looking at a book that has this type of following you just want to make sure you do your job and bring in justice to an already successful franchise,” said Hart. “Having Ed as a guy to play off of as well as Thomas and the rest of the cast we had, it made it easier when you saw what people were doing with their characters. I’m very lucky to be a part of it (and) have the people that I had to bounce off of to ultimately make what we think is a great film that people are going to enjoy.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Hart talk about how he related to his role in the film:
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie hits theaters June 2d.