Kevin James has had quite a successful film career after his long run on television. His previous films were mainly anchored by other stars. Zookeeper, a family comedy about talking animals helping their lovable caretaker win back an ex-girlfriend, is Kevin James' first lead role since Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Rosario Dawson co-stars as a fellow zookeeper who harbors a secret crush, and Leslie Bibb appears as the aforementioned ex-girlfriend. I recently had a chance to interview the stars in New York City. Kevin James has lost a lot of weight. He's remarkably thinner. It was clear that the ladies had a great time working with him. He's got a great sense of humor and is very approachable. Check out our interviews below where they discuss working with animals and each other.

Julian Roman