While chatting with PureWow about her collaboration with CÎROC in their new iteration of #CIROCStands to elevate powerful voices in the Black community, the 41-year-old Grammy winner talked about the one classic remake she’d be open to starring in—and we have a feeling Dolly Parton would approve.
“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.
She continued, “I think it’s good for people to get their flowers while they’re alive, for the community to recognize that they’re doing great things while they’re alive. People can ask you questions and communicate with you about how they feel about things.”
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