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Kevin Hart Is Open To Playing DC’s Catman: Being A Cat Isn’t A Bad Option

In this BET.com exclusive chat, Woody Harrelson shares why he had so many takes on set while filming with Hart.

The Man From Philadelphia and The Man From Texas have linked up for Netflix’s upcoming film The Man From Toronto as Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson star in this budding-comedy that will take you across the world with action packed scenes and nonstop laughter.

The film is about a case of mistaken identity that arises after a screw-up sales consultant (Kevin Hart) and the world’s deadliest assassin (Woody Harrelson)—known only as The Man from Toronto— run into each other at a holiday rental.

BET.com chatted with the two stars how it was to work together on set with Hart sharing his origin story if he were a villain.

BET.com: How fun was it filming on set with each other? Was it hard to not break character?

Kevin Hart: Listen, I don’t ever not have a good time when I work [laughs]. I love to have a good time and if I’m ever not having a good time, that’s not the job for me. Shooting this film was a lot of fun and we shot it in a time where the world wasn’t smiling as much — this was in the heart of right when we were taking out first steps outside after the pandemic. The Man From Toronto was one of the first movies to begin production so to be able to smile and have the opportunity to work again — do the job that was taken away for awhile and be amongst the production were added bonuses of relief. It was more about the happy side of — we hope things are getting back to where things once were so I feel that’s where a lot of the joy and appreciation comes from doing the project.

Woody Harrelson: I was excited to get to work because of everything that had happened and was very excited to work with Kevin because I’ve admired him for a long time — he’s an extraordinary talent. To be on set with him, the principal issue I had with [Kevin] was the inability to keep a straight face. Kevin was very patient with me, but I must’ve messed up a 100 takes which would’ve been fine if it wasn’t for me laughing [laughs]. It was great.

BET.com:  If you were a villain, what would be your origin story?

Kevin Hart: Goodness gracious [laughs]. If I was a villain — you know, I’m a bad guy and can definitely pull a villain off. If I had to say what my origin story is, I was probably raised by cats [laughs]. I’m probably one of the few people raised by stray cats so I had an interesting upbringing and because of the mindset of a stray cat not receiving love, this is why I am the way that I am. My ability is to stray — I’m fine and I stray. I know there’s a catwoman but we never seen catman so what would that look like.

BET.com: Maybe we can put in a request for you to play Catman in a DC movie. Is this you saying you want to be apart of that universe Kevin?

Kevin Hart: I’m saying if I did, being a cat isn’t a bad option [laughs].

Woody Harrelson: It’s not bad at all — you get your independence. It’s not like you’re a dog [laughs]. You’re having fun.

BET.com: In the film, the term Teddyed is used and it means when someone messes up. Can you share a “Teddyed” moment between you and Kevin that happened on set that you can laugh at now?

Woody Harrelson: I think I Teddy’d a lot of takes for laughing, but I have a lot of trouble because Kevin has done a lot of action movies and I haven’t. I would do physical things like fight and for me, I want to get every single beat of that fight right. Kevin tells me to get one beat of it right and then I can do the next beat. Maybe it’s the theatre upbringing but it made me want to get everything right in one take.

Fans can put Harrelson’s fighting capabilities to the test as he stars with Kevin Hart in the Netflix film The Man From Toronto which is available for streaming on June 24th.

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