Tiffany Haddish Said She Turned Down A Role In Chris Rock's 'Top Five': 'I Do Have Standards'
Photo Credit: LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Tiffany Haddish poses for a portrait at Morgan Stanley presents Alfre Woodard's 10th Annual Sistahs' Soiree on February 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
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Tiffany Haddish Said She Turned Down A Role In Chris Rock's 'Top Five': 'I Do Have Standards'

Do not ask Tiffany Haddish to do roles that ask her to go against her morality.

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Haddish revealed one of the roles that she turned down, a role in Chris Rock’s 2014 comedy Top Five.

“You know, when I first hit the scene, I was offered a lot of roles where they want you to expose your breasts,” she said to The Hollywood Reporter. “I remember that movie that Chris Rock did [Top Five] and it’s like he meets two girls and they have a threesome and then Cedric [the Entertainer] gets in there and he’s supposed to go ‘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 a movie?'”

“Like, you ought to have a little bit of respect for me, period,” she said. “God made this face for a reason, and you’re not going to disrespect it. 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,” she continued. “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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