Tiffany Haddish is one of the most popular comedians of 2019. Although she’s currently an A-Lister, she once was a struggling actress, going to countless auditions. In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter’s “Queens of Comedy” issue, Haddish revealed she often eavesdropped on casting directors.
"It was my like M.O." #TheLastOG star @TiffanyHaddish reveals her "sneaky" way of getting true feedback after an audition https://t.co/hDhyXVcPTY pic.twitter.com/XcL2jSg7dT— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 29, 2019
Haddish said she would bring her bag in to the room, record a voice memo, and “forget” her bag there when she left. Whenever she went back to retrieve it, the whole post-audition conversation was recorded!
Tiffany Haddish a real for this. Leaving her phone in the room after auditions so she could REALLY know what they thought of her. https://t.co/oYoG6CEB3X— Said (@amirsaid) May 29, 2019
Haddish revealed that casting directors often said very rude things about her race or appearance. Occasionally though, the feedback was helpful, like when one director said she couldn’t read her lines well. This comment inspired her to read out loud to herself more so she could grow as an actress.
An she took the feedback an made herself BETTER I love @TiffanyHaddish ðð¥ https://t.co/MPTHkl095q— âDâ¢ð¤´ð¿ (@HisNameIsD) May 29, 2019
Now she’s one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, and a queen of comedy. As Tiffany herself always says, “She ready!”