Tiffany Haddish is very serious about her upcoming role as the late Florence “Flo-Jo” Griffith- Joyner.
The actress is currently training with Al Joyner, Flo-Jo’s husband to perfect her technique for the biopic where she will star as the late track star.
“Some days it’s really strenuous. Some days it’s like ‘come on give me another challenge!’ But he’s definitely taught me a lot,” Haddish said.
She continued, “The technique is everything. Her technique was impeccable and I mean if you look at the young lady who broke one of her records with that technique, it’s all about form. Once you get that down, the speed will come. Getting to know him and the family on that journey has been quite interesting.”
The actress also spoke on how much her diet has changed in preparing for this role. “Mind you Flo Jo did this over the course of 15 years. I’m trying to get it in like 2 to 3. So let’s just put that out there. I have been changing the way I eat for sure and definitely blocking off time to workout and do training… I lost 40 pounds and then I got a little bit in my feelings about some stuff going on in real life and gained 15. Now I lost about 10 of that, so you know it’s a journey.”
Tiffany Haddish landed this role in June. There’s no release date as of yet.