As we all are anticipating the release of the upcoming romantic comedy Think Like a Man coming out this Friday, April 20th, it was only right that we have a panel discussion with the stars of the movie to get their input on relationships and the mind games associated with starting new ones.
For the women we sat down with Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, & Meagan Good, and for the men, we sat down with Romany Malco, Michael Ealy, Kevin Hart, Terrence J and Jerry Ferrera.
They were quite the talkative group and had plenty to say on the topics! There really is a battle of the sexes going on and we captured it in the exclusive panel discussion below. Take a look!
GlobalGrind: Ladies, is love war, is dating war? What is your take on that?
Meagan Good: Yeah, there is a sense of that but that's more the comedy of it. I do feel that you need to understand the other sex as much as possible 'cause how you receive something may not be how they intended it. It's good because the book is incredibly insightful and then the movie is very insightful as well.
Men what do you think, is this really war? Is the battle between the sexes real - is it war, is that how you guys see it?
Kevin Hart: I don't think it's a battle, I think it's a ... what's a good word for it?
Michael Ealy: Competition.
So you do see it as a competition?
Michael Ealy: It is a competition, that's what dating is about, unfortunately.
That's how you approach it as well?
Michael Ealy: Everybody does, ultimately once you start to develop feelings for somebody that's when all that stuff starts to melt away and the next thing you know you're like, "I love you let's move forward" and whatever.
Terrence J: We all want to be happy and I think when we go into relationships there's a lot of baggage that we all bring. There's insecurities, there's background stories, there's past relationships that didn't work, there's all of these different things we all go into different relationships with.
Although we all want the same mutual thing it becomes competition, it becomes mind games, it becomes all of these things. If you want to use the word war you can say it's a battlefield as well, because we're trying to get to the same place, but because we all have different backgrounds it becomes competitive to get there.
Romany Malco: I think where it really comes in is with each individual resisting compromise or resisting vulnerability, so in that way it becomes a chess game.
Ladies, Dr. Laura was saying that though they say it differently, if you demand respect, you'll get respect, if you put it out there than you'll get it. If you guys read the book did you apply it and what did you find to be helpful?
Gabrielle Union: I read the book with a group of my girlfriends, more as a joke initially because we saw Steve (Harvey) and all the shows. So we got drunk and did an interpretive reading of the book and there was a lot of us who had been through all kinds of crazy relationships and divorces.