Since Tiffany Haddish became a first-time recipient of the iconic Primetime Emmy Award, the “Girls Trip” actress was spotted at the recent GOOD + Foundation An Evening of Comedy + Music Benefit at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
E! News caught up with Haddish and asked how it felt to receive the honorable award.
“I feel the same way I did when I wasn’t an Emmy winner. I don’t feel any different,” the “Night School” actress joked, “I’m waiting for the check, you know, ’cause you know, when you win a trophy, when you’re like a NASCAR driver and stuff, you get like, flowers and a check, so I’m hoping that happens. I’m waiting for that to happen.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“Accolades, what is that? Accolades don’t pay the rent,” she said. “I gotta pay for my grandma’s nurses and stuff so that would, a check would be nice. But it’s nice to have trophies, I guess. But it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a roof to keep ’em under, huh?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Although the Emmy statuette doesn’t include payment of any form, winning further boosts your credibility and resume in show biz. Winners, like Tiffany Haddish, can acquire bigger roles and lead acting opportunities.
Since Haddish did not attend the Creative Arts Emmys, #TichinaArnold jokingly accepted her Emmy on her behalf. However, the spotlight comedienne is expected to attend the Primetime Emmys on Monday.