Tiffany Haddish Reveals Her Secret Auditioning Trick

You could say that most people in Hollywood are busy, usually juggling one or two projects at once. But the hectic lives of actors like Tiffany Haddish are another thing entirely. The comedian and performer has been a part of so many notable films and TV shows over the past few years, it’s hard to keep them all straight. Here’s what she’s been up to lately, and an auditioning secret that she recently revealed.

Here’s what you know Haddish from

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Haddish has been working in show business since 2005. She appeared in one-off episodes of series such as My Name Is Earl and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and later gained attention for her roles on shows like Real Husbands of Hollywood and The Carmichael Show.

Haddish’s big break came in 2016, when she starred in the comedy Keanu alongside Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key. Then, in 2017, she received critical acclaim for her starring role in the movie Girls Trip. Since then, she’s appeared in several more films.

This is what she’s doing now

As we’ve noted, Haddish has been busy in the past, but right now, she really seems to be hitting her stride. In addition to starring on The Last O.G., which recently was renewed for a third season on TBS, Haddish provides the voice of Bertie on Tuca & Bertie, a Netflix animated series which recently premiered.

And there’s even more to come. Haddish has been tapped to be the host of the upcoming revival of the Kids Say the Darndest Things, which will air on ABC beginning in Fall 2019. She’s also branching out into drama with the upcoming crime flick The Kitchen.

Haddish is one of THR’s Queens of Comedy

Unsurprisingly given all she’s accomplished and how hard she makes us laugh, Haddish was recently a part of a panel of comedic actresses hosted by the Hollywood Reporter. With her were fellow TV stars Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie), Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Regina Hall (Black Monday), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll), and Maya Rudolph (Forever).

The accomplished actresses talked about everything from nudity to racism in the industry. And Haddish made one comment in particular that had everyone surprised.

This is her audition ‘trick’

When asked about what it was like to get feedback from auditions, Haddish revealed a secret. “You know what I’d do? I’d put my phone on voice memo and put it in my bag, I’d do the audition, walk out and leave my bag.” The women were shocked. “Then I’d come back and be like, ‘Oh, I forgot my purse.’”

Haddish overheard plenty of racism this way. Statements included: “She is not as urban as I thought she’d be,” “She is so ghetto.” “Her boobs aren’t big enough.” “I really think we should just go with a white girl.” But she put a good twist on the negativity, saying that she would turn some of the worst comments into stand-up material.

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