Here’s How Tiffany Haddish Got Ready to Host the MTV Movie & TV Awards

Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish | Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET

Just one year after her sensational breakout performance in the R-rated comedy Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish is stepping on the MTV stage to host the MTV Movie & TV Awards. The actress-comedian will bring her own brand of funny to the popular awards show.

Over the course of the past year, Haddish has been making her rounds on late-night TV shows, and even presenting at The Academy Awards. She has a slew of projects on her slate including her TBS sitcom The Last O.G., where she stars opposite Tracy Morgan. She will also be starring in a new film, Night School with Kevin Hart and in a new Tyler Perry comedy, Nobody’s Fool. Haddish obviously knows how to prepare for the spotlight, but she did something a little different for her stint as the host of the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

We’re living in tumultuous times, and right no,w even comedians are pausing to talk about some really serious issues. However, for the MTV Movie & TV Awards, Haddish has decided to keep things super light-hearted. After all, dealing with our current news, we could all use a break.

During an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! ahead of the awards show, she revealed, “I’m giving all love through my jokes, but they will be funny.”

She also made sure to reassure everyone of her hosting abilities. Though she may have only become a household name in the past year, she’s been acting and on comedy stages for decades. She jokingly told Kimmel, “I don’t know where y’all was, but I been doing this a long time.”

Tiffany Haddish and Jimmy Kimmel | ABC

While Haddish has the comedy portion in the bag she’s going to need a little help when it comes to her numerous wardrobe changes. And yes, she will be wearing her beloved $4,000 Alexander McQueen dress at some point. The Uncle Drew actress’ stylist, Law Roach told InStyle, “It’s always a lot of work with me, but it shows. Every person I dress has their own DNA and their own identity. The research part of it takes a little bit of time to figure it out, but I’m happy to invest that. She’s a comedian. She’s animated. You always have to keep that in mind [and pull] things that are going to move with her.”

Roach and Haddish took her wardrobe for the MTV Movie & TV Awards to the next level and came up with a theme. During the show, all of her costumes will feature an iconic look worn by someone else in a movie, on a red carpet, or during an important moment in pop culture. One of those looks might even pay homage to Meghan Markle’s iconic wedding gown.  According to Roach, “It’s gonna be really hilarious.”

With the jokes all set and her wardrobe locked in, the only thing left for Haddish to do: Hype herself up for her big moment. Though she won’t have the added stress of the MTV Movie & TV Awards being live (the show was taped Saturday, June 16 and will air June 18), she still had to make sure she was engaging, funny, and keeps the audience on its toes. MTV posted a clip of the actress talking to herself. She said, “I like to say what I don’t want so that I can get what I do want.”

We’re pretty sure The Secret Life Of Pets 2 actress can roll with the punches, but she was adamant about not wanting certain things to happen on her big night. On her list were, a baby daddy, a “fail” of an evening, a poop stain on her gown, or a wardrobe malfunction. Specifically, Haddish would not enjoy her boobs accidentally popping out.

With her wit and humor, and Roach as her stylist, we think Haddish will be all set. Mostly, we’re just thrilled she finally revealed who bit our queen Beyoncé.

The MTV Movie & TV Awards will air Monday, June 18th on MTV.

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