Despite once turning down an easy multimillion-dollar payday, Tiffany Haddish has no endorsement remorse.
In a chat with Cosmopolitan, the "Night School" actress recalled being offered $10 million to endorse a product, but she rejected it because it made her "feel like s***."
"I've turned down $10 million just to do a post because it didn't represent my brand," she said. "I turned down $10 million because my soul is worth more than that to me. My spirit, my integrity, how I want to be able to look at myself in the mirror every day."
Tiffany, who was once homeless and living in her car, didn't detail what she was asked to endorse, but said she'd "rather be flat broke" than take money for something she doesn't believe in. She has the same mentality with her movie roles.
"At first with acting roles, I used to just be like, 'What seems like fun?' Now it's, 'What seems like fun and what resonates with my soul?'" she said. "Then I ask, who else is working on it? Will it be my friends? What I've noticed lately, though, is that casting has been coming to me first. So I've learned how to fight better too."
Although Tiffany is a major name in Hollywood, she still doesn't automatically get to collaborate with everyone on her wish list.
"I kind of know what I'm doing," she said. "Give me an opportunity to make you richer, sir. I might not know how to keep a man, but I know how to make some money."
Likewise, the actress said she is very careful about her projects.
"I love and hate telling people no," she said. "I love it because it's for me—I have to take care of Tiffany. I hate it because nine times out of ten, whoever's asking me is somebody I probably really like and care about. If a friend wants me to do a show or something like that, I have to be honest … you just got to be selfish in a way, and I hate that feeling of being selfish, but I love the results."