Actor and comedian, Kevin Hart, is the latest Hollywood star to fall victim of the vicious tongues of some Sony execs!
The 35-year-old actor reportedly requested more money for promoting his movie, Think Like a Man Too, on social media because Kevin’s representatives felt that a "price must be paid for Kevin’s social media savvy." Perhaps unsurprisingly, this idea was a major source of irritation in one particular email exchange between Sony employees.
Sony’s surprise at these types of demands appears to be genuine, with one exec having said earlier in the leaked email exchange: “I never cease to be amazed at the chutzpah of actors. And directors. And producers. Have I left anyone out?”
The suggestion that they pay Kevin in excess of the 3 million dollars he received to actually do the film did not go down well with Sony execs at all.
Obviously take aback by the idea they should shell out more for Kevin to post a few tweets, one exec made his feeling very clear, saying: “I’m not saying he’s a wh*re, but he’s a wh*re.” Ouch.
The emails between the Sony employees show the discussion that took place regarding the financial matter with one suggesting “We call his buff. If he doesn’t do his normal routine, his film will not open as well and his brand will appear diminished and he will- in fact- be f*king himself because we have his next two immediate films.”
Ooh, it’s a cut-throat business!