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Tiffany Haddish recently opened up about how her decision-making process has changed when it comes to choosing which projects to engage with since joining the company.
Early in his career, Haddish was eager to take on any role in an effort to gain exposure and advance his career. Since gaining popularity with the public, she no longer accepts every offer presented to her and has now set guidelines for herself.
“In the beginning, with acting roles, I was just like, which sounds like fun,” Haddish explained. “Now what sounds fun, and what resonates with my soul? Then I ask who else is working on it? Will it be my friends?”
One thing she’s noticed is that as her star continues to rise, she’s usually one of the first people approached in the casting process. She started using it to advocate for people she wants to work with to be her co-stars.
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Even with her growing status as a highly sought-after comedian, she finds that she still has to fight to have her suggestions taken seriously.
“What I’ve noticed lately, though, is that casting came to me first. So I’ve learned to fight better too,” Haddish said. “It’s a battle to find the people you want, because everyone still sees you as a talent, when they don’t realize I’ve produced stuff, been nominated for awards, I have won trophies… I kinda know what I’m doing Give me a chance to make you rich, sir.
Movie roles aren’t the only thing Haddish doesn’t take without wondering if she’s connecting with the message. When it comes to potential partnerships with different brands, Haddish revealed that money wasn’t all that mattered to her in the decision-making process.
Haddish revealed that she turned down several lucrative offers because she didn’t believe they matched her beliefs and the message she was trying to convey.
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“I turned down $10 million just for doing a post because it didn’t represent my brand,” Haddish said. “I turned down $10 million because my soul is worth more than that to me.”
Before entering the entertainment industry, Haddish grew up in the Los Angeles foster care system and lived in her car as an adult. Despite knowing what it’s like to live under these circumstances, Haddish refuses to take on a project just because the pay is good.
“My mind, my integrity, how I want to be able to look in the mirror every day…I’d rather be penniless than have money to do something that makes me feel like I’m shit,” she said. said.
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Her big breakthrough came in 2017 when she starred as Dina in the comedy “Girls Trip,” alongside Regina Hall, Queen Latifa and Jada Pinkett Smith.
She was the star of the film and has since appeared in a number of blockbuster films and was even named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2018, and The Hollywood Reporter listed her among the 100 most powerful people. in entertainment in 2018 and 2019.