As a genre, comedy is often overlooked by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A sad reality, considering the fact that Girls Trip, one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful films of 2017, was more than worthy of a Best Picture nomination. However, its breakout star, Tiffany Haddish, who many thought was deserving of a Best Supporting Actress nomination, is not letting her Oscar snub disrupt her groove.
In a new cover story with W magazine, America’s favorite funny woman reflected on how she’s turning her Oscar snub into a benchmark for future success. “In failure, there can be success. By that I mean you can learn what not to do. I find the funny in a lot of failures, because I’ve had enough of them,” she says. “But I am resilient: My soul is very determined.”
The Night School star also gave some nice tidbits on how she recovers from depression. “When I get super depressed, I’ll go on YouTube and look up ‘babies laughing’ just to change my mood,” the veteran comedian said. “Epic fails are funny too.” Haddish also reflected on her transition from struggling comedian to glamour girl, including waxing poetic about having a knockoff Michael Kors bag on the set of Girls Trip. By the sound of it, Haddish isn’t letting her breakout success affect her attitude. However, ever the funnywoman, the California native has a contingency plan if the money stops coming,
“If things start to go wrong, I’m going right back to my knockoffs,” Haddish says.