Kevin Hart’s recent interview with Academy Award-nominated actor Don Cheadle gave viewers an awkwardly hilarious moment this week, as the comic was taken aback once learning the “Black Friday” star’s age.
The viral moment took place on Hart’s new Peacock talk show, “Hart to Heart,” described by the streaming service as “unplanned, unscripted and unfiltered.”
As guest Cheadle, 56, discussed his age and generational wealth during the episode, the stand-up, 42, interrupted the “Avengers: Endgame” actor’s train of thought, and remarked, “Damn!”
The actor looked shocked and upset, momentarily going silent before Hart offered an apology.
“I’m sorry. I’m sorry, because it was a thought,” Hart said. “It was a thought and I blurted it out. I didn’t mean it that way. Just understand I didn’t mean it the way it came out.”
“It’s fine. We’ll take a poll on how you meant it with people here later after the show’s over,” Cheadle replied.
The “Night School” star continued to apologize, even claiming it “came from a place of love,” while repeating the word with a softer inflection, which Cheadle noted were “two different damns.”
Social media had a field day with the clip, with many debating whether or not the moment was a joke between the two or if Cheadle actually felt insulted. He later put minds at ease when he lightheartedly responded to a fan asking, “what went through your mind at the moment?”
“ that @KevinHart4real and i need to do a movie together asap! i think this is my favorite interview ever. ‘damn! ,” he tweeted in response.
Hart promoted the episode with an Instagram video last week, captioning the snippet, “Here is a small clip of me & @doncheadle doing what we do best and that’s being assholes to one another .”