When Cedric the Entertainer sits down for a haircut, he likens the experience to therapy.
"You divulge a lot of information. Next thing you know, you be revealing ideas you never told anyone else. I feel like you could do dogs with tuxedoes. A whole classy line of dog clothes. Dogs need to dress up," he says.
His "Barbershop: The Next Cut" costar Common shakes his head.
"That's the thing with your barber. He's going to give you the truth. He'll hear that dog with tuxedo idea and he'll be like, 'No, bro,'" says Common.
The two dish out plenty of truths in "Barbershop," opening Friday and co-starring Ice Cube, Eve, Tyga, Margot Bingham and J.B. Smoove. It's the third installment of the "Barbershop" movie series.
This time, it's a coed establishment, with riffs galore. But all jokes aside, the movie deals with topical issues, like gang violence in Chicago, and how a community can come together to fight it.
In real life, says Cedric, he totally spends ample time under the ministrations of his go-to hair guys.
"I got a barbershop in St. Louis, Unique Kutz. It's really typical of the barbershop in the movie. The owner is one of those guys who used to be in the streets and now he's a businessman. It's full of energy. In Los Angeles, I take my son a barbershop that has an old-school renaissance feel to it. It's a cool spot to be in," he says.
Common takes his haircut mobile. "He cuts me at my house now. But when I do go to him, it's at this place in Brooklyn called Legends, which I love. I've been going there since I first moved to New York. In LA, my barber will come cut me. He will hook it up."
But for him, the same intimacy and familiarity that the salon represents comes in the form of his close friends. "My barbershop experience now is, when my homies all come into town and we sit down and watch the game. That's the time I get to talk about anything. When I get to the barbershop, it's the same energy as in the movie, that freedom and authenticity," he says.
The movie is headlined by Ice Cube, who was just inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along with his band N.W.A. And he closed out his interview here with an impromptu performance of "It Was a Good Day."
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Barbershop cast through the years
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Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, Ice Cube, and Cedric The Entertainer in publicity portrait for the film 'Barbershop', 2002. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Sean Patrick Thomas, Ice Cube, and Eve in movie art for the film 'Barbershop', 2002. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
Ice Cube during 'Barbershop' Premiere - Los Angeles at Archlight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 26: Actor Cedric The Entertainer attends the premiere of the film 'Barbershop' on August 26, 2002 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Cedric The Entertainer sitting in barber chair the shop in a scene from the film 'Barbershop', 2002. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
Cedric The Entertainer, Eve, Ice Cube chatting in the shop for the film 'Barbershop', 2002. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 20: Actors Cedric the Entertainer (L) and Ice Cube (R) pose at the after-party for MGM's 'Barbershop 2: Back in Business' at the Annex on January 20, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 17: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) Cedric The Entertainer attends 'Barbershop: The Next Cut' advanced Atlanta VIP screening at Regal Atlantic Station on March 17, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Warner Bros)
Cast members Ice Cube (R) and Common pose at the premiere of "Barbershop: The Next Cut" at TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Cedric the Entertainer and Ice Cube arrive at the DC screening of Barbershop 3 at AMC Mazza Gallerie 14 on March 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shannon Finney/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Common, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Eve and Ice Cube attend SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' With The Cast Of 'Barbershop: The Next Cut': Town Hall To Air On Eminem's Exclusive SiriusXM Channel Shade 45 at SiriusXM Studios on April 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for SiriusXM)