Jane Levy, Jameela Jamil, Robin Thede and Amy Sedaris also get (very) candid about the shocking roles they’ve passed on (“I don’t want to just be someone’s f*** toy”) the perks of playing ugly (“The uglier the better”) and, in this moment, the stories that they’re eager to tell. Tiffany Haddish has been so desperate for a connection in these trying times, she’s started performing stand-up for her plants. And since those plants aren’t as responsive as she’d like, she’s “been playing YouTube videos of babies laughing and my old comedy tapes [to hear] audiences,” the star of Netflix’s Black Mitzvah and TBS’ The Last O.G. reveals on a mid-June afternoon, as part of The Hollywood Reporter’s virtual Comedy Actress Roundtable. “I’m an addict for laughter,” Haddish adds. “It’s like I need it to function.” The admission resonated with the other actresses — The Great’s Elle Fanning, A Black Lady Sketch Show’s Robin Thede, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’s Jane Levy, The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil and At Home With Amy Sedaris’ Amy Sedaris — who have also used this period of reflection to consider the stories that they want to be a part of and the characters they want to play…. Read full this story
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