Tiffany Haddish spoke about the loss of comedian Bob Saget during an interview with Extra published Friday.
During the sit-down, the 42-year-old performer spoke about how she initially met the late actor during her early years and how he was one of her constant sources of encouragement and inspiration.
The Full House actor died last Sunday at the age of 65 in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida, and authorities are still determining the cause of death.
To be fair: Tiffany Haddish spoke about the loss of comedian Bob Saget during an interview published Friday with Extra
Haddish began by noting that although she was doing well professionally, she was saddened by Saget’s passing.
“My career blows things out of the water, my life, because I’m human, it feels like it’s in ruins, but it’s not. I’m just sad because I’ve had some losses,” she said.
She went on to talk about her first meeting with the late performer, which happened while she was developing her stand-up act.
“My first memory of him is when he came into comedy camp and I got on stage to tell some of my jokes,” she recalls.
Devastating Loss: Haddish began by noting that while she was doing well professionally, she was saddened by Saget’s passing; he will be seen in 2021
Haddish then noted that while Saget was supportive of her, he was also committed to making sure she understood the intricacies of performing.
“He says, ‘All right, that’s good. Now keep the time…” Like, keep the time. I went over time… I wanted to tell my whole story,’ she said.
The Bad Trip actress also shared a photo of herself spending time with the performer on an episode of Friday Night Vibes on her Instagram account on Monday.
She wrote a short note in her post’s caption to commemorate Saget, which began with, “@bobsaget, I’m going to miss you so much.”
Tough Love: Haddish then noted that while Saget was supportive of her, he also made an effort to ensure she understood the intricacies of performing; she will be seen in 2021
Haddish went on to illustrate how important the late comedian was to her development as a performer and comedian.
“You have brought so much joy to this planet. You were one of my first great teachers. You have always made me feel safe and dignified. You always made me laugh,” she wrote.
The Card Counter cast member concluded her message by writing, “Now you are making God and all the angels laugh. I will love you forever!’
Haddish also shot a video of the two spending time together on Friday Night Vibes, and they talked about a time when another comic forced her to change her act.
Mentor: Haddish went on to illustrate how important the late comedian was to her development as a recording artist and comic book artist; she will be seen in 2021
She told Saget that at the time he “came up and said, ‘Don’t listen to that bastard.”
The late comic seemed happy that the actress took his advice and told her, “You have to follow your voice.”
Then he remembered, “One of the first things you said to me was, ‘I want to be like Richard’ [Pryor].’ I said, okay, this minus some of the drugs… but you had it in your heart.’
Saget made it a point to tell Haddish that she “had the fire in you from the start… you don’t learn that.”
Words of Wisdom: The late comic seemed happy that the actress took his advice and told her, ‘You have to follow your voice’; she will be seen in 2021
The publication of the interview came just hours after it was revealed that the actress had been arrested in the early hours of Friday morning on suspicion of drink-driving by police officers from Peachtree City, Georgia.
According to TMZ, law enforcement officers responded to a call about a driver who fell asleep at the wheel.
Police later booked her on suspicion of both drink-driving and inappropriate stopping in a lane, and they also believed she had smoked marijuana before driving.
Haddish was only held in custody for a few hours, paying $1,666 to be released from prison at 6:30 am.
In hot water: The actress was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning by the Peachtree City, Georgia police on suspicion of drink-driving