Actor Kevin James loves to horse around and make people laugh but when it comes to being next to the real thing James is not laughing. In fact the actor and star of the film Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 which segwayed into our hearts in April and continues to dominate the box office is should we say, a little shy of horses. “I am afraid of horses,” the actor recently told a group of mom bloggers when he sat down to chat with the MOMS co-creators Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein . Adds the actor, about the hilarious scene where he is kicked by a horse into a car. “It is called green screen! If a horse kicked me like that in real life, I would be in real bad shape. ” Says James, “I was supposed to slap it on the butt, but I was afraid it would really kick me .I was really nervous about that scene.”
Paul Blart :Mall Cop 2 is still in theaters and it’s doing not too shabby at the box office either. In fact it has garnered over $52 mil in domestic ticket sales so far according to Box Office Mojo.. The movie is funny and my 7 and 9 year olds and their friends love it . Out of 5 popcorn stars they give Paul Blart : Mall Cop 2 the maximum 5 stars.
On filming the second installment of the Mall Cop franchise James says, “This one is a lot funnier and everybody was funnier. Adds the actor, “The comedy looks a lot better and is certainly shot a lot better because the budget was a little bigger ,which was good to have and we shot in a better environment,that was beautiful.”
Crownheightsmom.com caught up with the actor at a recent MOMS sit-down just days after joining him and over 100 security guards perched atop Segways to make Guinness World Records history
Talk about history making and an exciting day that I will remember forever. It included learning to ride a Segway, free Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 movie loot that included tee shirts,, rain ponchos,tattoos for the kids and face painting, free hot dogs and drinks and all this just before hitting the red carpet for a world premier screening .
Knowing that I am was included amongst the more than 100 participants, most, like myself, first time Segway riders who were given lessons that morning by certified Segway trainers before going on to make history on the largest 2-Wheeled Electric Personal Vehicle or Segway is just an amazing feeling. To have set not one, but two new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, is just -.
After setting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS the actor then joined us in setting another personal record for Most People Simultaneously Performing a 360-Degree Turn on 2-Wheeled Electric Personal Vehicles or Segways.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, opened nationwide April 17 . It picked up from where the original Mall Cop left off with Blart on vacation in Vegas with his teenage daughter just before she’s set to head off to college. The proud security guard who has kept our malls safe for over six years finds himself jumping into action doing what he knows best, keeping everyone safe-even while on vacation. For Blart, safety is never on holiday! Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is directed by Andy Fickman.
Kevin James sat down with The MOMS. Here is what he had to share ——————-
On the original installment of Mall Cop says the actor. “It holds a tender position in my heart.”
On how he got started in acting : “I was in the Montreal Comedy Festival and people from NBC saw me and liked me . I signed a development deal to try and get my own sitcom and that’s when it started. I was about about 25, 26, around there and that i show it started.
On his favorite donut.”You can’t look at my body and ask me if I like donuts. It’s self evident. I like chocolate filled donuts and cinna-buns but my favorite donut is the fudge ones with the glaze. Yup, chocolate glazed is my favorite..
On any words not allowed to be uttered by his kids at home. “My kids are still young. They don’t know, so I don’t have that yet but we keep mine on lockdown pretty much( laughing) they don’t see much people, they don’t get out much. We give them a little sun for about five minutes a day.(Laughing out loud ).Seriously he adds “They are really good kids. I am blessed for sure but it is scary.” All you can do he say is, “Give them the tool to deals with all of that stuff. They will be ok.”
On being kicked into the car by the horse. ” If a horse kicked me like that in real life I would be in real bad shape. It is called green screen.
On how he feels about horses . “There was a horse there (on set) . I am afraid of horses and to be standing behind the horse where I was supposed to slap the horse on the butt, I was afraid it would really kick me .I was really nervous about that scene because I did have to slap the butt of a horse.
On parenting advice he would like to share with other dads.” Listen to your kids! ..A lot of times you just kinda tell them to listen to the rules . It’s nice for kids if they can express themselves . Just listen to them or hear them out . I mean they may not get their way. Get on their level with them they appreciate it. My wife told me this , you have to listen get on their level let them feel like they are expressing themselves.
On how he and his family spend Friday nights he tells Crownheightsmom.com .”We do movie night as a family on Fridays but we do dinner together every night as long as I am there and we can do it. We sit down and do it. We stop everything and we eat together .Movie night is a really fun night . It’s Friday night and everybody gets to stay up late and have a really fun night . The girls are really great and want o stay up late, but they always pass out by 9 or 9:30 they never make it . Movie night is that thing we do that is very consistent, we also do ice cream on sunday