Tiffany Haddish To Release Homeless Dating Show
Tiffany Haddish is set to release a new documentary focusing on the lives of successful women who also happen to be dating homeless men, a project that has significance for the hilarious movie star.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, conducted before the current SAG-AFTRA strike, Haddish revealed why this particular conversation is so dear to her heart.
“I experienced homelessness myself and found that there was a stigma on it that I don’t think should be there,” shared the star of Girls Trip. As she struggled to make her way into the industry, Haddish slept in her car while performing at comedy shows to make a name for herself. Although Haddish is a success now, her upbringing was also challenging and included a few years in foster care during her youth. To deal with her trauma, Haddish used comedy as an outlet.
The prolific comedic actress hopes that the homeless dating show will shine a light on how all people “deserve” to be loved.
“Everyone deserves to have someone supporting them and caring for them—not necessarily carrying them all the way,” Haddish said. “It’s really important for people to make sure that they know that because it’s really hard to be homeless. So many people are isolated and living on the streets alone.”
Haddish’s development deal with Hearst Media Production Group through her company She Ready productions will create two non-scripted programs. Including the documentary on love and homelessness, the other will focus on Elliott Connie, a psychotherapist and author, in a show with a premise yet to be revealed.
Though Haddish is currently in Disney’s latest star-laden adaptation of Haunted Mansion, the 43-year-old is standing in solidarity with fellow actors during the SAG-AFTRA strike, prohibiting her to promote the film or speak further about upcoming projects.