‘Here Today’ Co-Stars Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish Reminisce on Her Bat Mitzvah

In the new movie “Here Today,” Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish play an unlikely duo who form a May-December friendship.

Off-screen, the comedy stars have grown just as close.In fact, when Haddish celebrated her bat mitzvah in late 2019 with a star-studded shindig, Crystal was in attendance alongside Wanda Sykes, Common, Jimmy Kimmel, Chelsea Handler, Kevin Nealon and Sarah Silverman.

While the party (held on Haddish’s 40th birthday) doubled as the red-carpet premiere for Haddish’s Netflix special “Black Mitzvah,” the intimate ceremony that preceded it was real, and Crystal played a special role.“We had just wrapped the film.

It was right before Thanksgiving, if I recall,” Crystal tells Variety in a joint interview with Haddish.

“Tiffany called me and said, ‘I’m getting bat mitzvahed and I want you to do an Aliyah’ — which is a prayer right before she’s going to read from the Torah

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