kevin hart (bare chest)*Kevin Hart is in the midst of what will likely be another hit film project under his belt – the remake of the 1986 rom-com, “About Last Night,” co-starring Regina Hall, Joy Bryant and Michael Ealy.

The film follows two couples, Danny (Ealy) and Debbie (Bryant) and Bernie (Hart) and Joan (Hall) on their journey from the bar to the bedroom and how their relationships are eventually put to the test in the real world.

Kevin’s film career has been red hot as of late, but while doing press for “About Last Night,” he was very candid about how that wasn’t always the case.

“I’ve got stories, I’ve done auditions where the casting director has taken the paper out of my hand in the middle of reading it and said ‘that’s enough baby it’s ok’,” reveals Hart.

But Kevin wasn’t done there; he also shared what happened to his ill-fated television deal.

“My show, ‘Big House,’ was picked up, flew me to New York.  I’m about to step on stage to announce, ‘Kevin Hart’s – Big House’ and a hand grabs my shoulder [someone says] ‘Kevin no, they’ve just decided to cancel you … they’re not going to pick it up.’”

Hart goes even further into detail about his failed attempts at a career in comedy, explaining that chasing comedic stardom is a “serious smack in the face business” and even said when he was pursing his dreams of being a stand-up comedian – before breaking box office records for “Laugh At My Pain” and more – he withstood some crazy ‘smacks in the face’ himself recalling that one of the judges of the comedy club The Comic Strip, the person who decides if a comedian can perform in that club, told him that he wasn’t that funny and that he didn’t like his approach to stand up comedy.

Kevin said his remedy for that proverbial ‘slap’ was to go to the next comedy club and to have a thick skin in the business.  Well, that thick skin has clearly paid off – Kevin has more than five films in the works and plans to start hitting the stage with another comedy tour near the end of next year.

In the meantime catch “About Last Night” with your boo when it hits theaters today, Valentine’s Day.

Story by Crystal Shaw-King: [email protected]