Loni Love, Star Of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Said Doing Her Own Stunts Made Movie Even Funnier
Loni Love went from being a comedienne to a bona fide stuntwoman for her new movie “Paul Blart Mall Cop 2.”
Love told BOSSIP that she did all of her own stunts for the sequel, working with a choreographer and stunt director to get the comedic timing just right.
Love plays Donna Ericone, a Mall of America security guard who teams up with Paul Blart (Kevin James) at a Las Vegas security guard convention.
“What I like about the movie is I’m the only mall cop who can kick butt,” Love told BOSSIP. “Donna Ericone is the only one who can actually fight in the movie, but in a comical way.”
The comedienne and co-host of “The Real,” said doing her own stunt scenes instead of having a stand in made the sequel even funnier.
“That gave us a lot of freedom to do things, to improvise,” Love, age told BOSSIP. “He (director Andy Fickman) wanted that comedy element in it. I’m glad we went in that direction.”
Love said she prepared for the role by recalling her first brush with the mall security that used to patrol the shopping centers in Detroit, where she grew up.
“Being a young kid, being silly with them,” she said, “but they do really play an important role and they really do have heart.”
Now that she’s wrapped filming, Love said she’s producing a new game show with Ellen DeGeneres.
“We’re still developing it,” she said, “but it’s based on an app that Ellen has out called ‘Heads Up.’ We did a couple test sets on it and we’re going to actually do it. We’re going to feature celebrities working with people to make them some money.”