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Actress Loni Love arrives at AOL Celebrates The Fall Premieres Of Their Original Programming at Palihouse Hotel on October 9, 2014 in West Hollywood, California

*Before she began her new daytime gig on “The Real,” comedian Loni Love was able to wrap production on her feature film debut, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” which follows Kevin James’ title character as he attends a Security Guard Expo in Las Vegas with his daughter.

Despite being ridiculed by casino security guards and other attendees, he somehow ends up battling a group of dangerous art thieves.

Love plays a fellow mall cop.

Loni Love and Ana Gasteyer prepare to film another scene for "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2"

Loni Love and Ana Gasteyer prepare to film another scene for “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2”

“I help [Paul Blart] to fight the bad guys,” the 43-year-old Detroit native told us exclusively. “And I really have to thank Kevin James, because I’m doing stunts, I’m beating up people, people are going to be very surprised when it comes out next year.”

Love says she thanks James for casting her in such a physical role because Hollywood tends to save those parts for women who could stand to eat a burger or two.

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“Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” arrives in theaters on April 17, 2015.