ComingSoon editor-in-chief Tyler Treese spoke Me time stars Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg on the Netflix comedy, the film’s themes and working with the legendary John Amos. The movie is now streaming.
“When a stay-at-home dad finds himself with some ‘me time’ for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away, he reconnects with his former best friend for a wild weekend that nearly ruins his life,” reads that. the log line.
Tyler Treese: Kevin, your character Sonny focuses on his family, which is obviously a great thing, but parts of his life have passed him by and he’s just trying too hard to be super dad. So talk to me about like the script’s portrayal of work-life balance because it’s an issue everyone can relate to.
Kevin Hart: Well, I think it’s about not knowing that you’ve lost a piece of yourself. You know, in Sonny’s case, embracing fatherhood, the level he’s at, his personal life has taken a big downturn. It is not until it is presented to him or brought up that he has any kind of understanding of it. So when he gets an opportunity to step out of that world and have a little fun, it’s fun a discovery. And like everything else in the world, this discovery can have peaks, hills and valleys in it. And that’s what it does for Sonny, but ultimately it ends up in a place of great friendship and a good fit between him and an old friend.
Mark, you’ve done some incredibly inspiring films recently, all of which have been great, and this film has a lot of heart, but what was it like just playing Huck and going all out in a comedy?
Mark Wahlberg: It was so funny. I mean, working with this guy, I don’t want to gas him up any more than he’s already gassed up, but this guy is great. And he’s just a really nice guy, so to be able to go cut loose after I just did that, I just did Uncharted. Then I got into this movie and it was just so much fun. I can’t wait to see the rest of the cast, there are so many wonderful performances in this movie. I showed my family, they had no idea. I never told them about the intro to the character that I was naked, just all my kids died laughing. It was a complete shock for them but people will surely love this movie. I can’t wait because I know there will be lots of laughs, and [that’s] what the world needs and this guy has given so many laughs and kept people entertained through the hard times.
heart: Thank you Mark. Well said. This guy. What a good guy.
Speaking of laughs Kevin, you have the great John Amos in this movie.
Wahlberg: Oh man, I never got to do any scenes with him. I was so mad! [laughs]
How great was it to work with him? He’s just a real legend.
You know what, a legend isn’t enough to define what he means to the craft, right? To act in general. So look, I’m a guy, I’m 43 years old. I came up and saw him and embraced Dad’s world as he presented it on TV. Making him come…
Wahlberg: Fortunately, because like myself, you appreciate guys who have done it before.
Wahlberg: I mean, my god, he has the best face in television history.
Hart: The way it comes full circle is he’s playing my father-in-law while I’m playing the role of a father who’s trying to be a good father, but I’m teasing one of the best father portrayals on television. I mean, it doesn’t get better than that when you’re talking about lifetime moments. We were lucky to have him, and at his age to still be doing it, still remembering lines, still being present on set. It’s a big thing.
Wahlberg: I follow him. I follow him and his son on Instagram.
Hart: He is also the best. He can cut one of the best curses you will ever see. I hope he comes. He can kiss off.
Wahlberg: He certainly can.