Tiffany Haddish getting advice from Tyler Perry to realize dream of owning movie studio
The actress says she’s learning from mogul Perry to realize her dream
This week Tiffany Haddish revealed that she has aspirations of starting her own movie studio, and she’s reached out to none other than Tyler Perry to help her do it.
Monday, the 40-year-old actress revealed to Charles Latibeaudiere on TMZ Live that she hoped to branch out from acting and someday own her own studio like Perry.
The Girls Trip actress said she was inspired after it was announced that Perry has become a billionaire, in large part to his expansive Atlanta studio.
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Haddish also noted she’d already come up with a name, explaining, “Oh yeah. She Ready Studios. I would love to do that. I talk to Tyler all the time. He’s teaching me.”
Tiffany Haddish, Whoopi Goldberg, and Tyler Perry attend ‘Nobody’s Fool’ New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on October 28, 2018, in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
She said that she makes it a habit to talk to people, “who are doing the things that I want to do,” adding that just the day before, she “went on a hike with some billionaires.”
Haddish’s drive has always been a hallmark of her personality. As theGrio reported last month, during a sit down with fellow female comedian Luenell, she explained how she went from having trouble reading as a child to writing her book, “The Last Black Unicorn,” a New York Times bestseller in 2017.
The Night School star, in particular, pointed out the irony of getting a Grammy nod for book narration when there was one point she was unable to read at all.
“That was kinda cool to be nominated for a Grammy for reading out loud when I couldn’t read at one point in time in my life when I was in my teens,” she disclosed.
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“I thought I was stupid. Everybody would say to me, ‘You’re stupid, you’re stupid, you so stupid.’ At that time in my life, I took things literally,” Haddish said. “So if everybody’s telling me you’re stupid – my stepdad, my mom, grandma, everybody used to say, ‘You so stupid.’ So, I believed I was stupid and I can’t read and I can’t do these things because I’m stupid.”
Ultimately, a drama teacher helped her learn to read and the rest is Hollywood history.
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