Tiffany Haddish used the ‘Girls Trip’ paycheck to pay for her house
Tiffany Haddish unveiled in 2020 that she received an $80,000 paycheck for her breakout role on “Girls Trip,” and now she’s updating fans on how she spent her first major payday in Hollywood. As part of her Cosmopolitan On the cover, Haddish revealed that she used all her “Girls Trip” money to finish paying for the house she bought after the first season of “The Carmichael Show.” Haddish wasted no time in paying for the house for fear of becoming homeless again.
“I started trying to figure out how to build generational wealth. The fastest way to do it and the first way to do it is to buy land,” Haddish said (via IndieWire). “So before I even got into season 2 of ‘The Carmichael Show,’ I bought a house. Everyone told me I had to wait, but I didn’t care. I just knew I I was always going to have to make enough money to take care of myself and the house, and that’s what I did.
Haddish continued, “Between next season of this show, the movie ‘Keanu,’ and making sure I can live comfortably on $500 a month, I’ve been able to afford half the house. The “Girls Trip” check was the final check. People told me to spend it otherwise, but I used it to pay for the house because I was always afraid of being homeless again.
“Now I have a surplus of money,” Haddish concluded. “But I’m still afraid of being poor again. Every movie I made, I just bought another piece of land or a house.
“Girl Trip” made Haddish a star, which won the New York Film Critics Circle award for supporting actress. The 2017 summer comedy starred Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith. The film became a box office success grossing $140 million worldwide on a production budget of $19 million. Director Malcolm D. Lee said a sequel is still in the works, but Universal Pictures has yet to announce anything official.