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Q&A With Kevin Hart

With two new movies on deck, the actor and comedian talks to us about work, parenting, and health.


"No, no, everything that I have said comes from a funny place, and I think my kids will understand it as they grow older and respect it."

Has being a father changed how you view your work in any way? It's certainly provided a ton of material.

"No, it's just given me a different level of being focused, that's all."

How do you find the time to balance family life with the demands of your career?

"There is no time. You have to prioritize. You have to make time for what's important, and my kids are definitely important. Sometimes it takes almost killing yourself with multitasking and going above and beyond, but it's worth it because at the end of the day that hour or three hours that you are spending with them is time that you need both for you and for them."

What do you do to relax?

"To me, to relax is spending time with my kids or being in my house on a nice comfortable couch watching TV. Right now, I'm watching Ray Donovan and season 1 of Breaking Bad."

How do you stay physically fit?

"I have a group of guys that I hang out with and we all love physical fitness. We try to get in a workout 5 or 6 days a week. But if I have to do it early in the morning or late at night or take stuff with me to work and do it between sets, I do it. I do core exercises and some weights but not too much. I don't want to be the little strong guy with too many muscles who can't move. I just try to keep naturally fit."

Do you make a point to eat well?

"I'm big on chicken, from baked chicken, to grilled chicken to fried chicken, but I'm not a big proportion guy. I don't overdo it with my meals. I stay active. Whatever I put down, I burn it off."

What are your guilty pleasure foods?

"Buffalo wings."

Is there anything about your health that you wish you had known 10 to 15 years ago?

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