Following backlash for crude comments about Bill Cosby, “Girls Trip” star Tiffany Haddish said she was just kidding.
During an interview with the Los Angeles Times in which she identified Cosby as her comedic inspiration, Haddish said she would do anything to work with the comedian.
“I’ll drink the juice. I’ll take a nap. I don’t give a damn. But seriously, I would love for him to play my grandfather in something.”
At a TCA panel on Thursday, the 37-year-old actress walked back her comments and said she was only joking.
“I don’t know if you’ve ever been interviewed before. You do 27 interviews and you’re supposed to be humorous all that time. You’re gonna say some bad jokes. You’re gonna come up with a few not-good jokes. I was trying to make it seem like I’m not afraid to do anything. I’m not afraid of any kind of job, I’m not afraid to play any kind of role, as long as it doesn’t compromise my morals,” she said.
“I don’t agree with what he did, but at the end of the day, I’m not afraid of the big bad wolf. That’s what I was trying to say and I was trying to say it in a humorous way.”
Cosby, 80, is accused of assaulting Andrea Constand, an employee at Cosby’s alma mater Temple University, in 2004.
Constand claims Cosby drugged her and attacked her at his home in suburban Philadelphia.
He’ll face a retrial in November on the sexual assault charges after a jury was deadlocked in June.