Tiffany Haddish has become the unlikely darling of the awards season. The breakout star of “Girls Trip” has become a critical favorite, and her epic, hilarious acceptance speech at the New York Film Critics Circle has only cemented the love for the actress. Well, now one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed auteurs wants to connect with Haddish.
While he couldn’t attend the show himself, Paul Thomas Anderson sent a message along with his “Phantom Thread” star Lesley Manville, to pass along to Haddish. Instead, she proceeded to read it out loud, to everyone in the room:
“Tiffany. I know everyone wants to work with you now, but please, may I cut to the front of the line?”
Oh, but that’s not all. Anderson also included his personal phone number, which Manville didn’t hesitate at all in reading out loud. We don’t have the full number (and even if we did, we’re not going to tell you) but in case you’re wondering, it’s indeed an 818 area code.
As for the a future Anderson/Haddish collaboration? We’re all for it. [Vulture]