Tiffany Haddish had a unique way of finding out what people really thought about her auditions. The 39-year-old tells The Hollywood Reporter: "You know what I would do? I would put my phone on voice memo, put it in my bag, do my audition, walk out the room, leave my bag, come back and be like, ‘Oh I forgot my purse,’ get my purse, get in the car and listen."
"They’d be like, ‘She’s not as urban as I thought she’d be,’ " Haddish continued, quoting the things she would hear.
Haddish continued: "Or they’d be like, ‘She’s so ghetto, I just can’t. Her boobs aren’t big enough. I really think we should just go with a white girl. This role should be changed to white.’ "
Maya Rudolph, Jane Fonda, Regina Hall, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Natasha Lyonne and Alex Borstein also participated in the comedy roundtable.
"Wait, how many rooms did you leave it in?" Rudolph asked in surprise.
"A lot. A lot. It was like my M.O.," Haddish said, later adding. "I wanna hear so that I can grow. Also so I can write jokes about it, I can use it to my advantage…It helped me in the long run. I mean, sometimes it hurt my feelings. Sometimes, I was like, ‘Damn, what a b***h, I’m never going back in there again.'"AUDIO: TIFFANY HADDISH ON AUDITIONS