This Brilliant Girls Trip Scene Didn’t Make It Into The Movie
Last night’s New York Film Critics Circle awards ceremony became, in effect, a Tiffany Haddish Rules ceremony. From the multiple other winners and presenters who mentioned her — Timothée Chalamet gave a shout-out to her talent with grapefruits, Paul Thomas Anderson offered her his phone number and a role — to her own showstopper of an acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress, the night belonged to her.
Over the course of 18 minutes (yes, 18!), she thanked her friends, family, critics, the Girls Trip cast and crew, and God, and then gave all of us a gift for supporting her: a vivid description of an improvised moment from the movie that tragically never made it onscreen. “Universal said that they was afraid that women would actually do this shit?” Haddish explained. “So they didn’t put it in there, because they didn’t want to get sued.”
Here’s the set-up for the scene: Haddish plays Dina, a ride-or-die friend who’s trying to console her bestie Ryan (Regina Hall) after she finds out her husband cheated on her with an Instagram “model.” This is how Haddish would have played it:
When Haddish wins her Academy Award, y’all better not play her off during her speech, so help me god.