Netflix 'True Story': 5 things you didn't know about Kevin Hart
It might be hard to believe that Kevin didn't become an immediate success, but the comedian struggled quite a bit before becoming the success he is today
Kevin Hart is no stranger to the showbiz world. After establishing himself as one of the most successful comedians in the world, the 42-year-old is steadily establishing himself as an actor as well. After appearing in several comedy films like '40-Year-old Virgin', 'Met the Fockers', 'Soul plane', etc, the comedian is working on showing off his acting chops in some serious and intense roles as well. So, get ready to watch an entirely different side of Kevin on Netflix's upcoming thriller limited series- 'True Story'.
According to Netflix's logline, "During a tour stop in his hometown of Philadelphia, one of the world's most famous comedians is forced to answer the question of how far he'll go to protect what he has." Kevin reprises the role of Kid, a world-famous comedian, while Wesley plays the role of Kid's older brother Carlton. The series' trailer reveals Kid and Carlton enjoying a wild night out which appears to end on an unpleasant note. The duo try to cover up whatever mistake they made but as the film unfolds the consequences of their actions finally catches up with them. Towards the end of the trailer we see Kevin in an orange jumpsuit wearing handcuffs and sitting in an interrogation room. While waiting for 'True story', if you're interested in checking out other works of Kevin Harth then these might interest you: 'Die Hart', 'Fatherhood', 'Borderlands', and 'Real Husbands of Hollywood'.
Kevin Hart was born in 1979, in Philadelphia. The comedian and his brother were raised by their mother. After graduating from his high school, Kevin briefly attended the Community College of Philadelphia before dropping out and moving to Boston, where he worked as a shoe salesman.
Kevin discovered his love for comedy after performing at an open-mic at a club in his hometown, Philadelphia. His first-ever performance was at The Laff House in Philadelphia. It might be hard to believe that Kevin didn't become an immediate success, but the comedian struggled quite a bit before becoming the success he is today. The comedian revealed that he was booed off the stage several times when he first started out. The comedian also revealed that he tried really hard to imitate the comic icons of that time which didn't work out too well for him. Thankfully, Kevin eventually re-worked his acts and decided to tap into his own life experiences for his sets, which the audience loved.
Kevin first tasted success when he appeared on Comedy Central's 'I'm a Grown Little Man', and 'Seriously Funny'. since then he has appeared in several movies and TV shows, while still continuing to go on tours and performing his standup sets across the globe.
All of Kevin's hustle has paid off well, as the comedian's net worth is estimated to be a whopping $200 Million according to Celebrity Net Worth. His many business ventures and real-estate investments gave a significant boost to his net worth aside from his lucrative career in showbiz.
In Netflix's upcoming limited series 'True Story' Kevin reprises the role of Kid, a world-famous comedian from Philadelphia just like him. But that's where the similarities end. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the comedian shared how he had to step out of his comfort zone for the role of Kid. He said, "This was an opportunity for me to step outside of my norm and partake in a genre of this craft that I never imagined that I would get to. My road to this type of role has been a long one, and I wanted to make sure that it was something that I could do and have my fan base really believe in, respect, and say, "We've actually witnessed him work his way to get here." "Doing The Upside was strategic, doing Fatherhood was strategic, and now doing True Story is strategic. This is about me finding new excitement in my craft, in my talent, and putting it on display," he added.
Wesley Snipes needs no introduction. This 90s icon was born in 1962 and grew up in Florida. While he was still attending college, Wesley was discovered by a talent agent and soon began booking several roles. He got his first big break when he starred in 'Wildcats'. His stint on Michael Jackson's ''Bad' music video got him noticed by the director Spike Lee. Spike Lee and Wesley became a dynamic duo after working together in several award-winning movies like 'Jungle Fever' and 'Mo' Better Blues'. In Netflix's 'True Story' Wesley plays the role of Kid's (Kevin Hart) good-for-nothing older brother Carlton. Kevin had nothing but praises for his co-star. In the same interview, the comedian said, "I can't put words to it. I grew up watching Wesley and emulating Wesley, and the fact that now that's my guy, my brother, my friend, my costar — it's everything, plus more."
The other actors on the series include Tawny Newsome, Paul Adelstein, Will Catlett, Chris Diamantopoulos, Lauren London, Ash Santos, John Ales, and Theo Rossi.
'True Story' is all set to release on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021, on Netflix.