“I’m looking forward to meeting Meryl Streep and asking her to be my Mama.”
After days of telling press before the Oscars that she hoped to meet Meryl Streep at the awards show, the comedienne made it happen during the show’s red carpet. As veteran actress Meryl Streep, dressed in a full-length red gown, walked down the carpet surrounded by screaming fans, Haddish came running, climbing over the rope to hug Streep.
In a video, Haddish can be heard yelling, “you’re gonna be my momma!” The “Girl’s Trip” star has said many times that she wants Streep to play her character’s mom in the movie’s sequel.
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While it is not yet confirmed if Streep would take on the role, as she continued down the carpet after briefly speaking to the comedian, Haddish looked happy with the interaction, laughing and climbing back over the rope after achieving her night’s goal.
Haddish wore a traditional outfit to the Oscars, honoring Eritrea the birthplace of her father who told her before he died that one day she would end up at an awards show and she should honor her people.