Tiffany Haddish had a great night at the Oscars after having a wonderful year. She made headlines for being one of the funniest presenters of the night. She also dressed to impress throughout the night and had a touching reasoning behind one outfit.
But she also was having fun with celebrity sightings. She went as far as jumping a red carpet rope to meet one actress and may have even made a sexy plan with Brad Pitt. So where was Haddish throughout the night, and how did her and Pitt’s meeting go?
Here are seven things to know about Haddish’s time at the 2018 Oscars.
1. Haddish paid tribute to her father in her first Oscars outfit
The comedy star proudly walked the red carpet in a Zuria representing her father and her Eritrean heritage. Before doing so. she got advice from a powerful celebrity.
“Oprah, should I wear this Eritrean African dress to the Oscars on the red carpet to represent my daddy?” she said on Entertainment Tonight. “Because my daddy from Eritrea and he passed away, and I want to pay respect. I want to show the world.”
The actress opened up about being told to do so by her father before with The Hollywood Reporter. “Now, my father died last year, and before he died he said, ‘Always make sure you represent your people,” she said. “I want to wear this dress (from a designer in the African country of Eritrea) to pay homage to my father.”
Next: She also made headlines for another dress she wore at the ceremony.
2. She made headlines for wearing her Alexander McQueen dress again at the Oscars
Fans recognized Haddish’s white Alexander McQueen dress when she was presenting with Maya Rudolph at the Oscars. She wore it previously on Saturday Night Live where she talked about buying the dress for the Girls Trip premiere.
“I spent a lot of money on this dress,” she said in her monologue. “This dress cost way more than my mortgage … This is a $4,000 dress. I’m going to wear this dress multiple times.”
Next: She jumped over a rope to meet this actress.
3. Haddish jumped over a rope to meet Meryl Streep
When Haddish spotted Meryl Streep, she made sure not to miss her chance to meet her. She was caught on video jumping over a rope to meet her and hug her. So what did she actually say?
“When I asked Meryl Streep to be my mama, [she said] of course! Best moment of the night!” she told People.
Next: She also met this Oscar winner.
4. She also met Frances McDormand
Streep wasn’t the only Oscar-nominated actress she met that night. She also met winner Frances McDormand at Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party.
A picture of both of them sticking their tongues out at each other was making the rounds on social media.
Next: Did she make this pact with Brad Pitt?
5. Haddish joked about making a sexy pact with Brad Pitt
Haddish joked about having an awesome run-in with Pitt at the Oscars. “I just met him in an elevator,” she told Kelly Ripa. “He said in one year, if he’s single and I’m single, we gon’ do it, so you know what that mean.”
Haddish later clarified reports of this exchange on Twitter, writing, “So funny to me, it was a Joke but I Love how serious you all are. I want to be number one in a man’s life. he has a lot of kids that would make me what number 8 or at best baby Mama 2. And as much as I would love to chitchat with Angie that is not what I want to be talking about.”
Next: She also reportedly made a pact with this comedian to have a baby.
6. Billy Eichner also said he and Haddish talked about having a child together
Pitt wasn’t the only star she made some hilarious plans with. Billy Eichner tweeted, “True story: I met @TiffanyHaddish last night and she suggested having a child together. We’d both had some drinks so I’m not sure what will happen, I’m just saying it could be an interesting year.”
Next: She is reportedly working on a movie with this director.
7. Paul Thomas Anderson reportedly wants to work with Haddish
After Maya Rudolph and Haddish presented together at the Oscars, there were a lot of calls for them to work together. That might happen, given Rudolph’s husband, Paul Thomas Anderson, also wants to work with her.
“I mean, he put his phone number out there, so I had to call. I’ve talked to him a few times and we’re probably gonna work together,” she told Vulture.
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