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LIFT Starring Kevin Hart | New York Premiere Event

by Neil Bui

Earlier this month, the cast and crew of LIFT had their global premiere at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, hosted by Netflix. Consistent throughout the conversations on the red carpet was the transformative factor of lead Kevin Hart.

“Kevin is probably one of the most versatile, coolest, nicest actors I’ve worked with. He’s a pleasure to work with. He’s always bringing good energy to the set,” said the director F. Gary Gray. “He’s really making a great transition from comedic actor to more grounded, and I was really impressed with what he did with this movie. I’m very proud of working with him and I’m very proud of the movie.”

Korean-American actress Yun Jee Kim shared the joy in getting to know her, which made the experience feel less like work as she traveled to film LIFT for longer than she had ever been away previously.

“I came in kind of nervous because I’ve never been away from home for that long but I got super lucky to meet such great people and it was like going to have fun, not for work,” Kim said.

Having the opportunity to reunite with her costars on the red carpet made Spanish actress Úrsula Corberó the size of the cast for the film.

“Sometimes when you’re shooting, you’re not all together but today I was like ‘wow this is a huge cast,’” Corberó said.

Filipino-American actor Jacob Batalon had similar remarks about the nature of his castmates as well as the positive impact it had for his time during filming.

“Everyone was so welcoming and so professional and so fun. It really made my life really easy on set.”

Catch LIFT on Netflix now.

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