Kevin Hart is all over the place. The diminutive comic is white hot and ready for his Oprah interview.
Winfrey meets up with comedian and actor Kevin Hart to discuss the whole enchilada of his amazing turn in life on an all-new episode of “Oprah Prime” airing this Sunday, March 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
First Look: Kevin Hart on Oprah Prime
Tune in for an all-new episode of Oprah Prime on Sunday at 9/8c.
Kevin Hart, on the heels of his box-office hits and recent NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year, chats about his skyrocketing career, his comedic influences and how reaching his fans through social media was a vital part of his success as he made his way up in the industry. Hart also talks about raising his children with his ex-wife, the support his mother gave him when he was first starting out and how he learned to forgive his father.
EXCERPT: Kevin Talks About How He Got To Where He Is Today
KEVIN: For me, you know what? I believe hard work pays off, you know? When you say it’s been a — it’s been my year and it’s my time, you know, Hollywood has a way of making everything seem like an overnight success.
KEVIN: Oh, my God. Where did this guy come from? Oh, this kid. Who is he? Look. He’s a massive star.
KEVIN: 18 years in the business.
OPRAH: Yeah, you put in your 10,000 hours already.
KEVIN: I put in my time, you know? I got dues that have been paid and paid again and paid one more time after that. I stayed true to my dreams. And by doing that, eventually they came true.
First Look: Don’t Call Kevin Hart an Overnight Success
EXCERPT: Kevin On the Important Role Social Media Plays in Connecting with His Fans
KEVIN: Well, social media is everything for me. I mean in our generation in today’s time, you know, being able to talk back and forth with your fans goes a long way. You know, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vine, these things are all tools that I don’t — I don’t like to say that they’re — the actors before me, but, you know, the older actors, you know, your Denzels, your Will Smiths, they’re not social media savvy because they didn’t have to back then. There was a talk show, a campaign, and then that was it.
KEVIN: But right now with all the stuff out there, your fans, they like to know.
KEVIN: And I love the fact that I show that — I’m real. What you see is what you get.
First Look: Why Social Media Is “Everything” to Kevin Hart
EXCERPT: Kevin Talks About His Longtime Girlfriend
KEVIN: I will say with my lady now I’ve got something special. You don’t find it often.
OPRAH: So if you’re on the road a long period of time, she’s not like where are you? What are you doing?
KEVIN: No. No.
KEVIN: She said “Honey, you want me to come? You want me to come see you?” But the active role that she took in being with my kids.
KEVIN: Understanding that it was gonna be a process for my ex-wife to eventually understand and warm up to her. Patient through all of it.
KEVIN: Literally, has time in to where we’ve grown, and to where we are now. It’s good.
First Look: Kevin Hart on His Love Life
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