Steve Harvey realizes that the upcoming Think Like a Man sequel has a lot to live up to, and he refuses to deliver anything less.
“They pitched a couple of storylines to me. I’m not sold on any one of them yet,” Steve told “Access Hollywood.”
The comedian and author admits he’s particular about what the film reflects and will do what’s necessary to ensure it lives up to fans’ expectations.
“You can’t take my book and turn it into anything close to buffoonery. I’m not ever going to allow that. The book wasn’t about buffoonery. The first movie wasn’t—and it really struck a nerve with men and women—and so the second movie has to be in that same vein,” he said.
Movie sequels have been doomed in the past when creative minds couldn’t come together, but Steve seems confident that everyone will be able to come to an agreement on the direction of this one.
“I’d love to duplicate the success of the first one. That’s going to be pretty hard, but we’ll get there eventually,” he said.
While he’s working on film No. 2 and reportedly writing his third book, the self-appointed relationship guru will be bringing his expertise on romance to the small-screen when his new daytime talk show premieres.
“We’re going to do a lot of relationship stuff. That’s what’s really important out there today to a lot of people, but we’re going to offer a lot of takeaways in terms of politics, to health, to fitness. It’s mostly a lot of fun. I am just a firm believer that laughter is so inexpensive, and it does the absolute most for people.”
Steve talks more about his new talk show. Watch.
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