“There are so many great movies, but 9 to 5, I would love to see a Black woman in that. Yes, a working woman,” she shared.
For those who aren’t familiar with the movie, 9 to 5 is a 1980 comedy starring Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. In the film, they play three ambitious female secretaries who get revenge on their egotistical, tyrannical boss by kidnapping him and taking over his company.
Given Haddish’s previous feminist roles (see Mia in Like a Boss) and her desire to elevate female comedians, it comes as no surprise that she’d want to participate in a remake of this classic, which cleverly addresses sexism in the workplace.
It also falls right in line with her efforts to amplify Black voices: As part of her partnership with CÎROC, the liquor brand teamed up with Jordan “Love Watts” Watson to unveil powerful murals about Black excellence. Love Watts curated a collective of local artists to create murals that would honor Black entrepreneurs, including Zerina Akers, founder of Black Owned Everything, Richard Ingraham, celebrity chef and, of course, Haddish. “I think it was a really awesome gesture and I appreciate it,” she told us.