Tiffany Haddish revealed something she secretly used to do to find out what casting directors thought of her at auditions.
The Girls Trip actress and comedienne wanted to know exactly what those who auditioned actually thought about her performances, so she left her phone in the room on record, only to come back for it later. Haddish admits some of the comments left her shocked.
Speaking in a roundtable interview with her acting contemporaries for The Hollywood Reporter, she said: “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.’ [I’d hear], ‘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.'”
Haddish previously thanked her school bullies for making her “strong enough” to deal with the backlash from trolls.
She said: “The bullies from high school, thank you! All the ones from junior high and elementary that made fun of me were mean to me, I want to say, ‘Thank you because you molded me and made me strong enough to deal with all this wonderful success that I’m enjoying! Rolling around in it, thank you!’
To all the current haters, the people that can’t stand me and say, ‘I’m annoying and you can’t stand my voice. I get on your nerves — thank you for feeling something because that means I’m doing my job!’ My whole job is to create an emotion, a feeling. I’m an entertainer, and whether it be negative or positive, I’m winning, especially if you’re talking about me. If you take the energy to write about it, that means you’re wasting your life on talking about me, and I don’t even know who you are. It doesn’t bother me because I still get my check, b—-!”