Such is his affability – and comedic presence – it’s fair to say that people will go and see Kevin Hart films, because, well, they star Kevin Hart. And his latest, Night School, is out this week. To mark the occasion we caught up with the director Malcolm D. Lee to speak about his experience working with the Hollywood star.

We discussed Hart’s character work, and how he balances that fine line between comedy and pathos, while we also asked Lee what subject he would like to retake if he were to sign up to a night school programme himself. He goes on to discuss Tiffany Haddish, and why it’s reached a point where studios need to keep green-lighting films made by, and starring, people of colour.

Finally he talks about his next project, Uptown Saturday Night, and comments on rumours that we may well see another addition to the Best Man franchise…

Watch the full interview below:


Teddy Walker is a successful salesman whose life takes an unexpected turn when he accidentally blows up his place of employment. Forced to attend night school to get his GED, Teddy soon finds himself dealing with a group of misfit students, his former high school nemesis and a feisty teacher who doesn’t think he’s too bright.

Night School is released on September 28th