Regina Hall stars in the upcoming romantic adult comedy, “About Last Night,” as the ever-so-crazy Joan, the significant other in a functioning, dysfunctional relationship withKevin Hart’s character Bernie, and the result is unadulterated comedic genius.
But to play Joan, Regina says she had to be completely uninhibited to pull it off.
With her last two films, “Think Like A Man” and “Best Man Holiday,” as solid hits under her belt, while doing press for “About Last Night” the beautiful, bubbly actress discussed working with Kevin Hart, how she got over a bad break up, how she learned to put her leg behind her head in one of the film’s sexier scenes, her insight into a third installment of Best Man Holiday and so much more!
What gave you the freedom to be uninhibited for your role in About Last Night?
Joan had to be that or it wouldn’t have worked because if I felt like if she were inhibited or in any way apologetic or ashamed of who she was it just wouldn’t work. You just had to watch her and go on a journey with Joan and so she had to be on it. And I felt like if she were inhibited it would make it less than or somehow seem wrong and I wanted her to feel empowered when you watched her. [She was] Crazy! (laughs)
You really tapped into your comedic prowess. Do you bring Kevin up or does he bring you up or is there a balance between you guys?
Kevin and I have really good chemistry comically. And we never knew it. We’ve worked in the same movie a lot but we’ve never worked in the same scene where we’ve gotten to work off each other. So I think we made each other better. He’s so talented, but what’s great about Kevin … he wants a scene to work, so he’s not someone who needs to be the show stopper. Whatever he can give you, he’s the kind of person that he offers it because he likes for it to work as a whole.
How much of it was on paper?
We improved a lot. We had fun improving. There’s stuff that wasn’t in the script that we made up. That is my leg behind my head! … Cause I do yoga, but that was not what was in the script. In that kind of sex scene putting my leg there with Kevin is comfortable.
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