Tiffany Haddish Says Work Ethic Comes From Being ‘Homeless And Hungry’
Tiffany Haddish has had a busy couple of years in Hollywood. Between her scene-stealing role in Girls Trip and a host of new films like Uncle Drew and Night School, it seems like there’s no slowing down Tinsel Town’s current “It Girl.”
In a recent interview with Variety, Haddish was queried about work ethic and where hers came from. Ever the open book, Haddish explained that being “homeless and hungry” is a reason why she works so hard.
“When you get tired of washing your a** in the sink, you will be like you know what, I’m going to make sure this never happens again,” she said. “I see my grandma work all the time, my aunties, all the people that’s ever been around me in my life, they work their a**es off. I figured out the method to the madness is know your worth, don’t settle for less. If you’ve got to be hungry, oh well — somebody will come along that pays you what you worth.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, Haddish discusses the pay parities between actors and actresses, her life-changing moments with Arsenio Hall and the progress Hollywood still needs to make in terms of diversity and new ideas.
“You don’t have to wait for some man in the office or even a woman sitting up in the office at the top of the studio to say, ‘OK, you can do this,’ You can do it yourself,” she explained.
Read her entire interview here.
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