Haddish then said she feels like her representation sometimes “tries to get me to go outside my lane.”
“And if it is against my morals—and I do have some, I know I’m a little wild, but I do have standards—then somebody might get fired,” she continued. “It’s like, I’m a company, I’m a brand, and if you try to go against the policy of the company, you might not need to be working here anymore. So my people, we have weekly conversations about where I’m at mentally, what I want to do. And right now, almost everything I’m doing, I’m producing.”
She also spoke about the kinds of offers she’s recently been receiving from casting directors.
“You know what’s been coming my way a lot lately? The mama who’s been through something, whose kid ends up being hurt in some way and fighting for justice. And the baby’s sick or I’m trying to get out of jail,” Haddish said. “Like, no, I’m not doing that. I know people who live that, I’m not doing it. Unless it’s super, super good. The writing has to be impeccable. A lot of times it’s telling these stories that could be powerful, but the writing [turns out to be] garbage.”