Kevin Hart helped Dwayne Johnson to 'be funny'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 April 2016
Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Comedian Kevin Hart says he steered Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and helped him to "be funny" in their new movie 'Central Intelligence'

Kevin Hart helped Dwayne Johnson to "be funny" in 'Central Intelligence'.

The duo star in the forthcoming comedy title as former high school class-mates Calvin and Bob who meet at a reunion and embark on a top secret mission, and the 'Ride Along 2' star says it was his "job" to guide his friend - who he thinks has a "fearless" attitude to humour - through the various gaffes their characters encounter.

Speaking about his pal Dwayne - also known as The Rock - Kevin said: "My job was to get him to an area where he could not only be funny, but be safe. I had to have his back... You can't teach funny. You either have it, or you don't. And what DJ has is that 'I don't give a s**t' attitude. You have to have a fearless attitude to go in and take comedy risks when you don't do comedy. It's about confidence."

But Dwayne, 43, was more than happy to take some of the pressure to be funny off his 26-year-old co-star's shoulders.

During an interview with the pair with Entertainment Weekly, the 'Fast and Furious' star shared: "This was a great opportunity for Kevin to be funny, but not have to carry the funny of the entire film. He could show more range and more depth, and even more emotion too, within the umbrella of comedy. I was really proud of him."

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