Best Cover Ever? Kevin Hart Goes Shirtless in a Gigantic Marie Antoinette Wig for 'THR'

by Antoinette Bueno 7:17 AM PST, January 15, 2015
Photo: The Hollywood Reporter

It's safe to say Kevin Hart will go pretty far for a laugh.

Case in point?

This outrageous The Hollywood Reporter cover in which the 35-year-old comedian goes shirtless while rocking a giant Marie Antoinette afro.

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Some things you just have to see to believe.

Photo: The Hollywood Reporter

But in the revealing new interview, the popular comedian -- who's enjoyed a string of hits like Ride Along, Think Like a Man Too and About Last Night, which all hit number one at the box office -- gets serious to chat about his particular style of comedy, getting called a "whore" by Sony and still idolizing Bill Cosby.

"Once I realized that I had a voice and didn't have to pretend to be a different version of myself, I stopped forcing the situation, stopped being a character. .... My point of view is my reality," Hart says about his brand of comedy.

Nowhere is this more apparent than his stand-up routine, which is often filled with personal stories of his upbringing, his two children with ex-wife Torrei and musings on everyday life.

Though unlike other famously troubled comedians, Hart says he has "no demon."

"I'm not an angry person," he says. "I left those years behind."

His philosophy extends to the recent Sony hack, when it was revealed that Sony's Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper called him a "whore" for asking for more money to tweet promotion for his latest film.

"I'm not saying he's a whore, but he's a whore," the email read.

Surprisingly, Hart says he isn't offended.

"I've talked to him," he says of Culpepper. "Clint called right after. It's not like I wanted to challenge him -- that's just how he talks. He did [apologize], but there was no need. When you negotiate, you say whatever you say."

"Nothing affected me," he adds, despite an Instagram he posted shortly after the email went public, writing, "I will never allow myself to be taken advantage of."

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"It's very hard to put me in a negative position, man. I'm happy. And I'll continue to be happy."

Hart does however, take a more controversial stance when it comes to still idolizing Bill Cosby despite all of the recent sexual assault allegations against the 77-year-old comedian.

When asked if he will take Cosby's portrait down from the wall of his home, which is lined with comedians Hart admires -- including Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Martin Lawrence, etc. -- he says he won't.

"The picture serves a purpose for me," he explains. "These were the men who built a legacy doing what they love to do, which is telling jokes."

"Right now, it's a lot of speculation," he says about all the recent accusations. "All I can do is just say my prayers, and my wishes go out to all of the women who are potentially involved. His personal life has nothing to do with me. I can't control it. I will never try. It doesn't stop me from being an admirer of his work. His work and his personal life are two separate things."

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ET recently went behind-the-scenes of Hart's new movie with Will Ferrell called Get Hard, where we got to witness the two funnymen in action.

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