"She is not as urban as I thought she'd be," Haddish recalled casting directors saying in her secret recordings.
Most actors never get to hear what casting directors really think of them... but Tiffany Haddish does.
The actress admitted to secretly taping what was said about her at auditions AFTER she left — by "accidentally" leaving her bag behind with her phone recording everything inside.
Speaking at The Hollywood Reporter Comedy Actress Roundtable, the "Girls Trip" star revealed some of the racist things that were said behind her back, including being "too ghetto", "not as urban as you'd think", or just plain "actually let's change this role to a white girl".
Tiffany's fellow actresses were impressed with her methods — but not shocked at her findings.
The topic came up when the gathered actresses discussed how they are usually shielded from feedback — "'We're going in a different direction', That's what they all say." And that's when Tiffany dropped her sneaky bombshell.
"You know what I'd do? I'd put my phone on voice memo and put it in my bag, I'd do the audition, walk out and leave my bag. Then I'd come back and be like, 'Oh, I forgot my purse'."
"'She is not as urban as I thought she'd be.' Or, 'She is so ghetto, I just can't.' 'Her boobs aren't big enough.' 'I really think we should just go with a white girl, this role should be changed to white'," she recounted.
"Oh, you're nasty!" an awed Rudolph exclaimed, demanding to know how many casting rooms she used her trick.
"A lot," she replied. "A lot. It was like my M.O."
Fonda, meanwhile, revealed she was the opposite in terms of overheard feedback.
"I'm the opposite. Have you ever gone to your own movie in a theater and then you go to the restroom and people are talking about the movie? Well, I've always been so scared of what they'd say. And I want to let them know, 'I am in here. Don't say anything bad'," she admitted. "Because I wouldn't want to hear."
But Haddish revealed she used the negative feedback for positive gains.
"I want to hear so that I can grow. And also that I can write jokes about it. I can use it to my advantage. Like all this, 'She can't read. Jeez, she just couldn't read. It just wouldn't work, she said every word wrong.' And I'm like, 'They're right.' So, I start reading out loud more and practicing and it helps me in the long run."
"I mean, some days they hurt my feelings, sometimes I'm like, 'Damn, what a bitch. I'm never going back in there,'... but I did."
"And you left your bag," Rudolph finished for her.