Tiffany Haddish has been filling in for Ellen Degeneres this week and Marlon Wayans was a guest on the show. Tiffany and Marlon go way back, and she is close to the Wayans family. When her and Marlon got to talking, she asked him a question that she had been thinking about for a long time. She said…
“I know we friends and I know you love me. I love you,” she said. “You have helped me in so many different aspects in life, gave me some great advice. But this what I want to know. I have auditioned for so many of your movies, your family. Why do I never get cast? You even made a role, ‘Tiffany Haddish type.’ I auditioned for myself! I auditioned to play me!”
Marlon joked that “You wasn’t right for the part,” before getting serious for a second.
“Here’s what happened. Me and my family we always say you’re funny,” he said. “As producers you hire people, you cast people. You were always funny. But you was always on 10. Sometimes you’d just be like inappropriate. It’s like a love scene and you want to sit on the actor’s lap and fart. And it’s like, ‘Tiffany, it’s not for this scene!’”