*Next month, Regina Hall reunites with heartthrob, Morris Chestnut, in the psychological thriller, “When the Bough Breaks.”
EUR talked with the starlet about on-screen romances, comedies versus dramas, and Louisiana.
Q: You’ve had several attractive male co-stars, which one is the best kisser?
Regina Hall: Gosh, it’s been pretty good! A lot of my costars are married or engaged, so they hold back. Morris’ wife was here the other day and I was like, ‘I’m about to get on them lips, Pam (Chestnut)!’ But they’re all sweet. Plus, you have a room full of people watching, so it’s not romantic.
Q: What are your thoughts on people comparing “When the Bough Breaks” to “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle?”
Regina Hall: There will always be comparisons but it stands alone and it will be great. It’s a different movie. I love these kinds of movies, so if we’re compared to them, then that’s where I want it to be.
Q: You’ve been filming for over 30 days, what is it like to be in Louisiana?
Regina Hall: New Orleans has a lot of history, a lot of energy, the vibrations are very specific. I was actually very happy we got to shoot here. I feel like it has its own character in the film. I kept heading for dessert and then I thought the audience would eventually be like, ‘I think Laura’s pregnant, it must be twins.’ I’m trying not to eat all the food here.
Q: How emotional draining is it to play this type of character?
Regina Hall: She has her emotional ups and downs. The movie takes place over the course of a year, so you kind of have to go through what the character goes through, even if you don’t want to. It definitely feels different than when I’m making a comedy.
Q: Does it take more energy than a comedic character?
Regina Hall: It’s not more energy, it’s a different kind of energy. With comedy you have to be alert, when you work with comedians. I’m not a comedian and when you’re working with stand up comedians, you have to be quick so it’s a different kind of preparation. I have to hear everything because I don’t know what Kevin (Hart) is going to say. This is more in touch with your own emotional landscape. I’m more of a naturally lovely person and I have to go into things in a different space. The problem with comedy is, if your timing is off, it doesn’t work. It’s like hurdling in the Olympics.
“When the Bough Breaks” opens September 9th and also stars Theo Rossi and Jaz Sinclair.