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There has been a lot of spotlight on Tiffany Haddish over the past year, most recently highlighted with her appearance at the 2018 Academy Awards. The success of Girls Trip and her historic hosting appearance on SNL opened a lot of doors and her role in the announcement of the Oscar nominees started chatter that she might make an interesting host. Then Oscar night came, she turned some heads on the red carpet, and ended up part of one of the more memorable presentations of the night with Maya Rudolph.
Now the possibility of her hosting has become a serious topic and came up during the SXSW panel for The Last OG alongside Tracey Morgan. And to the delight of fans, it seems like she’d be open to doing it on one simple condition according to Vulture:
“I would love to do something like that. I know my father would be extremely proud if I got to do that… As long as I get a pay check.”
Now why would she bring up a paycheck? It’s doubtful that the host of the show is walking away empty-handed, but she has a good reason that stems from her time on stage with Rudolph:
“In my mind, Maya and I, we were auditioning for the ultimate job – because I thought were getting paid for that presentation,” Haddish joked about her appearance this year. “When I found out that we weren’t getting paid, I was like, ‘Well, I heard about gift bags.’ And then it was like ‘We don’t have no gift bags,’ and I was like, ‘Well what do I get?’ They were like, ‘We’ve got a bottle of wine that’s like thirteen dollars.’ So I got the wine.”
Hard to believe that Oscars is giving away Mums from Meet The Parents. Even so, hopefully they can find the cash to get Haddish a shot at hosting. She’s at least someone far away from past hosts and she could always just host with Billy Crystal to make the traditional folks happy.
(Via Variety / Vulture)