Tiffany Haddish Makes Us Laugh, But The Painful Tragedies She’s Endured Will Make You Cry
There aren’t many celebrities who can make you laugh, cry and think like the super talented Tiffany Haddish. As her star continues to rise she never shies away from an opportunity to impart knowledge from the stories of her journey. Two particular topics she always addresses are the trials she encountered as a child growing up in foster care and the challenges she’s faced as a black woman in the industry. In two new interviews she goes into further detail about both.
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In The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Comedy Actress Roundtable discussion Haddish, along with other funny ladies including Regina Hall and Maya Rudolph, discusses how Hollywood treats its actresses with very scandalous behavior. And since the actresses interviewed are recognized for their comedic performances their answers were both hilarious, and heartbreaking. Especially Haddish, who admitted to using very sneaky measures to hear the real feedback from her auditions after she left the room.
You know what I’d do? I’d put my phone on voice memo and put it in my bag, I’d do the audition, walk out and leave my bag. Then I’d come back and be like, “Oh, I forgot my purse.”
Haddish admits the things she heard shocked her, commenting that they would say things like “She is not as urban as I thought she’d be.” Or, “She is so ghetto.” “Her boobs aren’t big enough.” “I really think we should just go with a white girl.” However she used their feedback to her advantage.
I want to hear so that I can write jokes about it. That and also so that I use it to my advantage and grow. Like all this, “Jeez, she can’t read. She said every word wrong.” And I’m like, “They’re right.” So, I start reading out loud more and practicing and it helps me in the long run.
Perhaps her resilience comes from growing up in a less than ideal home where she literally had to fight for her life to survive.