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Kevin Hart attends the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix's "Me Time" at Regency Village Theatre on August 23, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Kevin Hart got candid about overcoming his monsters over the years (ego, expectations and needs), speaking about finding the true definition of happiness in a new interview. The comedian compared being famous to Jim Carrey’s 1998 classic, The Truman Show. The film follows a seemingly normal man whose life is broadcasted live by hidden cameras for entertainment.

Hart, 43, began getting noticed with his 2011 stand-up special “Laugh at My Pain.” Since then, he’s starred in a number of successful comedies like Ride Along, Grudge Match, Central Intelligence and the Jumanji reboot. His net worth is estimated to be about $450 million, becoming one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world.

“The biggest drug, it’s not cocaine, it’s not heroin, it’s not molly or opioids. The biggest drug is fame,” Hart said. “It’s the biggest drug. And the reason why it’s the biggest drug [is] because it’s a drug that makes you feel like you are powerful and like everywhere you go, anything you want, everything you want — it’s a thing. And if you can’t handle this thing, the consequences attached to when that thing is removed are severe! Nobody prepares you for the world of fame. There is no handbook. There is no outline. There is no guide by guide, step one to step ten. There’s nothing!”

He continued, “You get it, and yesterday you weren’t and today you are. People get shell-shocked. That, to me, has always been the point of no return.” Hart said that if and when the fame “wears off,” a person needs to be happy with who they are and what they did in order to survive that. “What am I, where am I? It’s all gonna finna back to, are you happy with who you are and what you did? Are you at a point where you are okay? Do you know you? And are you okay with you? If you are not, it’ll break you.”

Watch a clip from his interview below: