[TV] Actress Claims That Saturday Night Live's Secret Audition For Black Women Was A Publicity Stunt
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.13.2013
They weren't really interested...
TMZ reports that comedienne Tiffany Haddish said that Saturday Night Live's secret audition to find an African-American female at The Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles was nothing more than a publicity stunt to calm down the critics of the show. She claims they weren't actually interested in finding a new cast member because executive producer Lorne Michaels wasn't present and he's known to attend most auditions.
Others at the audition claim it was "conveniently timed" after cast members Jay Pharoah and Kenan Thompson criticizing the show for not hiring a black female. Pharoah even said that producers blew off Darmirra Brunson after agreeing to give her a chance. She was at the Los Angeles audition.
If producers found someone at the auditions they haven't said. Haddish claims that "they already know who they want ... they're just wasting all these black women's time and gas money."