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Tiffany Haddish reveals incredible year-long body transformation into ‘an athlete’ for Flo Jo biopic

Tiffany Haddish reveals incredible year-long body transformation into ‘an athlete’ for Flo Jo biopic

ACTRESS Tiffany Haddish has spoken on how she’s transformed her body into an athlete for her biopic Florence Griffith Joyner – and is ready to show off her sprinting talent in public.

The award-winning actress and comic even boasted about being “fast enough to smoke your a**” during a lively red carpet interview.

JDMCActress Tiffany Haddish spoke about her body transformation during a red-carpet interview[/caption]

GettyHaddish spoke about how she trained for over a year for her upcoming role as the late iconic Olympian Florence Griffith Joyner[/caption]

GettyHaddish boasted about being an athlete in high school[/caption]

Haddish, 43, spoke exclusively on camera about her efforts over more than a year of training like the late iconic Olympian in an upcoming film about her life.

The actress said creating a super strong sprinter’s body similar to Flo Jo means “scheduling” her Hollywood career around sleep.

Haddish boasted: “I was an athlete in high school and I am an athlete right now.

“How fast do I run?”

“Fast enough to smoke your a** on the damn beach in the dry sand. Don’t play with me. I will get you!

“You could be my rabbit.”

Asked how she balances her acting career and training to look like Flo Jo in her prime, she revealed: “It is called schedule, schedule, plan everything.

“I schedule sleep, eating, and rehearsing.

“So when it comes to that, it is all about scheduling and discipline.”

Haddish feels confident about delivering a momentous performance, given that Hollywood has focused on making many biopics in the last two decades.

“Let me tell you something, I am culturally impactful.

“So I am not afraid to play someone who is. The thing I am most concerned about is my physical body. Can I get that body to that limit?

“And I think I’ve been doing a pretty damn good job over the last year.

“I have learned everything I need to know about this woman and I am continuing to learn more.

“I know that I will be able to deliver that character with grace, with tact and couth and success in abundance for her legacy and all legacies associated.”

Haddish also spoke of maintaining her energy and positive career and life outlook by taking pride in her success.

The south-central Los Angeles-born star spoke about her “confident, happy exterior” in promoting roles and Hollywood.

“I would say the key to that is remembering where I come from.

“Where I come from, people like me do not end up in places like this.
To be here is an honor and a privilege.

“The little girl in me is so happy. We worked so hard for so long.

“And when I say little girl – I am not pregnant. The inner child. To be invited to this and asked to honor the writers, I cannot explain how huge it is.

“Because without those writers, I am not able to do what I do, which is to enhance their writing.”

Haddish showed off her athletic figure in a sparkling red dress at the Writers Guild Awards West red carpet before presenting an award at the star-studded event.

Haddish also set tongues wagging, as she was seen posing and cuddling manager George Freeman.

Griffith Joyner famously set multiple records at the 1988 Olympics; she died a decade later at age 38 due to an epileptic seizure.

Haddish spoke at the WGAW’s 2023 awards ceremony hosted by comedian-writer-producer Janelle James (Abbott Elementary, Central Park).

The WGAW presented several honorary special achievement and service awards at its West Coast ceremony: Groundbreaking screenwriter-director Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation) received WGAW’s Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, presented to Kaufman by Academy Award-nominated actress Jessie Buckley (Women Talking, I’m Thinking of Ending Things).

Legendary TV showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser (Living Single, A Different World) received WGAW’s Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement presented by NAACP Image Award-nominated actress Erika Alexander (Living Single, Black Lightning).

And acclaimed playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Colette, She Said) received WGAW’s Paul Selvin Award for the film She Said (Screenplay by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Based on the New York Times Investigation by Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey and Rebecca Corbett and the Book She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey) presented by actress and activist Sarah Ann Masse (She Said).

The Selvin Award is given to the script that best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties that are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere.

APFlorence Griffith-Joyner was a three-time Olympic gold winner[/caption]

GettyJoyner set world records in 1988 for the 100 meters and 200 meters[/caption]

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