Thursday 23 March 2017

Meet the Dubs' new secret weapons – Ride Along 2's Ice Cube and Kevin Hart get kitted up with Blues stars

Kevin Hart and legendary hip hop artist and actor Ice Cube rode into Dublin today and met Dublin GAA football stars Michael Darragh MacAuley and Kevin McManamon at a special Q&A held at the Foundry, Google European HQ
Kevin Hart and legendary hip hop artist and actor Ice Cube rode into Dublin today and met Dublin GAA football stars Michael Darragh MacAuley and Kevin McManamon at a special Q&A held at the Foundry, Google European HQ
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart star in Ride Along
Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

He might be ‘Straight Outta Compton’ but Ice Cube looks rather comfortable with his new Dublin jersey.

The rapper and actor was in town today with his fellow Ride Along 2 star Kevin Hart and the pair met Dublin GAA football stars Michael Darragh MacAuley and Kevin McManamon at a special Q&A held at Google HQ.

The live Q&A at Google headquarters was  hosted by Baz Ashmawy.

Introducing the two, Baz described rapper and actor Ice Cube as "someone I would sleep with... if I didn't dislike stubble and penis".

Actor Kevin Hart and legendary hip hop artist and actor Ice Cube rode into Dublin today and met Dublin GAA football stars Michael Darragh MacAuley and Kevin McManamon at a special Q&A held at the Foundry, Google European HQ
Actor Kevin Hart and legendary hip hop artist and actor Ice Cube rode into Dublin today and met Dublin GAA football stars Michael Darragh MacAuley and Kevin McManamon at a special Q&A held at the Foundry, Google European HQ

Actor and stand-up comedian Kevin Hart described to the crowd of media, vloggers and Googlers his first visit to an Irish gym.

"I don't know what they didn't change but I walked in and said, something's not right in here, man!"

"There were red carpets, there was like, castle chairs... I was working out, like, something used to go down in here".

"They press a button and something turn into something..."

Ice Cube revealed that he filmed 'Ride Along 2' and 'Straight Outta Compton' at the same time.

"It was a labour of love... thank God for technology, it allowed me to be in two places at the same time".

Speaking about on-set mishaps, Hart revealed Ice Cube had "knocked out a stuntman" and Ice Cube revealed that Hart had "killed a chicken".

"Don't be telling people that, man, I'm black! They'll be like, you're killing chickens what is wrong with you?"

Explaining what happened, Hart said that he likes to recreate a stunt after a stuntman has completed it, in order to get the ensuing sequence as real as possible.

"I watched him jump in the chicken coop... I thought I can do this. I was coming in hot... I didn't know the chicken was standing on the spot mark".

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Ice Cube said that he "clipped" a stuntman when he "didn't duck" during a fight scene. "There was a little blood".

"Horror movie!", Hart added, "he knocked him out... and you blame him!"

The comedic duo also discussed their partners during the hour-long Q&A, with Ice Cube crediting his 20-year marriage to "true love".

"We've developed a partnership, a friendship, and we handle our business by ourselves".

"We respect each other on all levels".

Baz joked that 22 years in "Hollywood years... is over 4,000".

Ride Along 2 hits cinemas around the country today, January 22nd.

Watch the full stream below.

 

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