Tiffany Haddish is not playing about her money. The Night School star asks for a manly fee when her rep negotiates her movie contracts.
Haddish’s career has taken off since her breakthrough role as Dina in 2017’s Girls Trip and she has most recently appeared in The Oath.
The actress says she’s not afraid to talk about money and will always command a “guy’s fee” that she believes she deserves.
The comedic actress argued that women in the entertainment industry don’t typically get paid the same as male stars because they don’t “talk about it”.
“You know what they say? ‘A close mouth don’t get fed.’ And a lot of times we don’t open our mouths because we don’t even really know what we’re supposed to get,” she said in an interview with Variety magazine.
“So, that’s why I do the research. I ask around. I’ve made friends with line producers that cut those checks, production managers, so I can be like, ‘So, on average, how much does a girl get paid for? How much does a guy get paid?’ O.K., I’m gonna ask for the guy fee on this one.”
Becoming financially secure is an important milestone for the star, who once lived in her car while she was working on getting her big break.
“I care about being able to take care of my grandma, take care of my mama, my niece, my sister, and brother, and if I ever have children take care of them, create some generational wealth,” the 38-year-old insisted. “And I think the only way to do that is to have some money so you can buy some land and things like that, and then buy a studio. Yeah, I need cheques! I don’t think anybody’s obligated to give me anything. I only think I deserve what I work for and that’s that.”
Haddish poses for a photo with actor/model Tyson Beckford in a photo dated September 30.
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