At Le Parker Méridien hotel in New York City on Wednesday, comedian Kevin Hart was all smiles. Although he's small in stature, his presence -- and excitement about his projects --  is not, perhaps confirming the truth in the tongue-in-cheek title of his 2009 stand-up special, I'm a Grown Little Man.

Comedian Kevin Hart. (Kevin Winter/GETTY IMAGES)

"This is my first solid, good movie," Hart says of the latter in a comment that is part jest, part seriousness. "I've been part of a lot of movies, and I can't say that I have tons of good movies under my belt. I'm about 20 movies in the can, but this is just a good film."

Now, on the cusp of what could be his breakthrough into the mainstream rom-com milieu, Hart spoke to The Root about his foray into romantic comedies, why Think Like a Man is not a black film and why you'll never hear him joke about Trayvon Martin.

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