That infamous slap that shook Hollywood nearly four months ago has finally come to an end. And now Will Smith’s pal Kevin Hart is speaking up about the actor’s health and how his life has changed since he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
At the DC League of Super-Pets premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Hart chatted with ET’s Rachel Smith and addressed the Chris Rock-Rachel Smith scuffle, which he’s also joked about throughout his stand-up routine as part of his continuing Reality Check Tour.
It’s good to see Will in a better place than he was before, Hart explained. “It’s important to remember that people are fallible, and that’s okay. In other words, it’s not about talking about the past, but rather acknowledging the present and moving forward.”
Olivia Wilde, I can only hope that they find some peace in that and move on from it,” Hart said, adding that he wished the same for them. “Simply said, I appreciate a positive vibe. I’m a big fan of people achieving their full potential.”
It’s true that you can’t assess a person based just on their past behavior. Life moves on and individuals evolve so give him a chance to do so. ”
DC League of Super-Pets is the seventh time the comic book legend and Dwayne Johnson have worked together on the big screen, following Central Intelligence, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Jumanji: The Next Level and Hart’s cameo in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw…
“I’ve got to be honest,” I admit, “we’ve got a fantastic relationship on- and off-screen.” It’s something you have to appreciate, like, how unique it is. Because this isn’t the only option. On-screen and off-screen romances of this size are unusual “Hart spoke highly of his relationship with Johnson.
“So I enjoy that we get along, I love that we respond to the material that’s been brought to us, and I still like finding ways to be creative,” Hart concluded.
Hart plays Ace, Batman’s invulnerable Boxer dog in the animated feature (voiced by Keanu Reeves). Jesse Johnson voices Krypto, Superman’s devoted Kryptonian-born Labrador Retriever, in the film.
With Olivia Wilde, Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer, and Natasha Lyonne lending their skills to the DC League of Super-Pets (which premieres July 29 in theatres), it’s veritable who’s who of the canine variety.