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Tiffany Haddish Opens Up About The Kinds Of Roles She's Offered & Why She Passes On Them



In 2014, she was straight up offered a role in Top Five.
She didn’t want the role and had no problem telling her management team that.

"You know, when I first hit the scene, I was offered a lot of roles where they want you to expose your breasts. I remember that movie that Chris Rock did [Top Five] and it's like he meets the two girls and they have a threesome and then Cedric [the Entertainer] gets in there and he's supposed to ‘blah’ all over their faces — just let that baby batter go all up in their face. And it was like, ‘Tiffany, they're offering you the role.’ And I was like, ‘I don't want that role. I'm a stand-up comedian and I don't let people do that in my face in real life, so why would I do it in this movie?’ Like, you ought to have a little bit of respect for me, period. God made this face for a reason, and you're not going to disrespect it."

She’s made it a point throughout her career to turn down jobs that don’t fit into her personal code of ethics or branding. She's previously mentioned saying no to movies like Get Out. She talks about thinking about herself not just as a person but as a brand that other people in the world are seeing and consuming, noting.

"I feel like sometimes my representation tries to get me to go outside my lane, and if it is against my morals — and I do have some, I know I'm a little wild, but I do have standards — then somebody might get fired. It's like, I'm a company, I'm a brand, and if you try to go against the policy of the company, you might not need to be working here anymore. So my people, we have weekly conversations about where I'm at mentally, what I want to do. And right now, almost everything I'm doing, I'm producing."

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Tags: casting / auditions, tiffany haddish
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