Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tiffany Haddish Leads Audience in Prayer After Critics Slam ‘Night School’

*Tiffany Haddish led the audience in a prayer before the Los Angeles premiere of her new comedy flick “Night School,” starring comedian Kevin Hart.

The film follows a group of low achievers who are forced to attend night school to earn their GEDs. Haddish plays Carrie Carter, a single mother-of-three who uses unorthodox teaching techniques. Hart plays Teddy, a dyslexic who attends night school to get his life back on track.

Haddish stepped out at the Regal L.A. LIVE cinema in Los Angeles to promote the new Malcolm D. Lee-directed comedy, and, per hollywood.com, she kicked off the screening by leading the audience in prayer.

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“I’m so excited for y’all to see it because it’s really good. I hope you wore a panty liner, because you gonna pee a little bit,” she jokingly stated to the crowd, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m so happy I got to work with so many wonderful people, and I can’t wait to work with y’all again. I think we should pray for the movie. Heavenly father… Thank you for this opportunity to share our talent with the world. I hope that it brings joy and happiness to everyone… And just make sure everybody looks good and Kevin looks tall in it!”

After Tiffany concluded her prayer, the audience responded with a chorus of “Amens”.

“Night School” marks the first film made by Kevin under his HartBeat Productions banner. He stated that he knew he had to cast Tiffany after seeing her performance in “Girls Trip.”

“I’ve seen this individual rise into the star that she is today,” he gushed. “She was the first call. The first thought. And the energy and synergy just made sense, because she came off a movie that Malcolm Lee directed called Girls Trip. And the success of that movie was unreal, but her performance was mind-blowing. And I said, ‘We have to include her in what will be my first film.’ Because I feel like she is the piece that I need to (complete) the puzzle.”

But critics have not been kind to “Night School.” The Hollywood Reporter wrote: “Night School has a lot to learn about how to live up to its potential, but it squeaks out a passing grade in the end.”

“Night School” hits theaters September 28.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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