Kevin Hart Reflects on Helping a Homeless Tiffany Haddish Before Dropping Their 'Night School' Trailer
The two had been friends for years before teaming up for their new comedy.
The first trailer for Night School starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish dropped on Tuesday, and both actors took to Instagram to talk about how far back their friendship goes.
Hart uploaded the movie's poster alongside a lengthy caption that explained how he helped Haddish when she was homeless and living out of her car in 2005.
"I had no idea until I saw a sh—load of clothes in her car outside of a comedy club in LA," Hart wrote. "I asked her what was going on and she down played [sic] the situation."
Hart said he then gave her all of the money he had with him: $300.
"This woman never let her life situation beat her," Hart added. "She stayed true to her dreams and bust her ass to get where she is today and now she's my damn CO-STAR in my new movie 'NIGHT SCHOOL'....GOD IS TRULY AMAZING."
He prompted his followers to chase their dreams, and ended the message in a joking manner, "P.S. I want my $300 back now," Hart wrote with crying-laughing emojis.
I'm launching the trailer today people....The grind/Hardwork never stops. The movies just get bigger/better/funnier....Listen to how crazy life works....8 to 9 years ago @tiffanyhaddish was homeless & living out of her car. I had no idea until I saw a shitload of clothes in her car outside of a comedy club in LA. I asked her what was going on and she down played the situation....I reached in my pocket and gave her all the money I had which was $300 at the time. She held onto that moment...That moment gave her a bed & shower for a couple of nights...This woman never let her life situation beat her. She stayed true to her dreams and bust her ass to get where she is today and now she's my damn CO-STAR in my new movie "NIGHT SCHOOL"....GOD IS TRULY AMAZING. Stay on the course people and continue to follow your dreams....You are looking at 2 people on a movie poster that are living proof of it being worth it in the long run!!!! #Motivation #Inspiration #NightSchool #HittingTheatersInSeptember .....P.S I want my $300 dollars back now
Haddish, who first spoke about that fateful Hart meeting in a Vanity Fair interview earlier this year, re-told the story about her being "homeless as hell" in a similar Instagram post on Tuesday, adding that in addition to giving her money, he told her to write out her goals, get her "sh—t together," and start working toward those goals.
"I did just that and over the years Kevin has always been the Big little Brother I never had," Haddish wrote. "Thank you Kevin for always being willing to teach me and letting me know when I was making mistakes."
Haddish added that she'll pay him back as soon as she's in "Forbes Magazine as one of the highest paid actresses in the world," which is on the list of her goals.
I am so excited about this movie. It is truly a full circle moment for me. To be co-staring in a movie with @kevinhart4real just Proves to me that God is real. Back in 2005 Kevin and I were costars in a sketch Comedy Show at a comedy club in LA. I was homeless as hell, and I didn’t want anyone to know. Kevin noticed a bunch of things in my car and actually took the time to talk to me. He Gave me $300 and told me to get a hotel for a week. ( mind you that is impossible in Los Angeles y’all) He also told me to write out a list of Goals, get my shit together and start working toward those Goals. I did just that and over the years Kevin has always been the Big little Brother I never had. Thank you Kevin for always being willing to teach me and letting me know when I was making mistakes. You are a Comedy Angel. Now when I am In Forbes Magazine as one of the highest paid actresses in the world I will pay you that $300 Back. That is just one of the many things on my list of goals I have yet to Accomplish. So check out #nightschool y’all where I get to be The teacher.
The trailer for their upcoming Universal comedy introduces Hart's character as a high school drop-out who wants to get his GED in order to get a better job than dancing in a chicken suit. To pass the GED test, he'll have to take an adult class taught by Haddish's character, who says she's there to "make a little extra cash" so she can afford a warrant she has.
Helping Hart's character pass will clearly warrant a challenge, as Haddish can be seen telling him, "My suspicions were correct. You’re clinically dumb.There is no cure for what you have."
Rob Riggle, Ben Schwartz and Taran Killam also appear in the trailer. Girls Trip's Malcom D. Lee is directing, and Hart and Will Packer serve as producers.
Night School hits theaters on Sept. 28.