Fun fact: Austin, Texas is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, with up to 1.5 million mostly female and pregnant bats making a home under the Congress Avenue bridge around this time each year, taking flight each day at dusk and creating quite the spectacle. That bridge is uncomfortably close to the Four Seasons for Kevin Hart, though, who is in town to premiere “Get Hard” at SXSW.
“Do you know about the bats?” co-star Will Ferrell asks him innocently, and Hart’s face immediately falls.
“You just lost me, buddy,” he says. “Bats? Let’s go ahead and fire up the goddamn plane. Listen, I don’t f— around, man. I’m out. If it’s some bats, I don’t play that. We were in Australia, and I was like, ‘Man, these birds look weird, don’t they? What’s with these stupid-ass birds out here in Australia?’ And the girl was like, ‘Oh, those are bats.’ I said, ‘I’ll see you all later, I’ve got a car. I’m going back home.’ F—ing bats, I don’t like that.”
Ferrell explains that “Kevin hates nature. What room are you in? Leave your windows open, you’ll get some nice friendly visitors.”
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