The revenge thriller will follow an ex-military interrogator who becomes a gambler and tries to hide his past decisions that continue to haunt him. In addition to Haddish, the cast includes Oscar Isaac, Tye Sheridan, and William Defoe.
BET.com caught up with Haddish to see how she prepared for such a different role, counter to her past comedy experiences.
“Preparing for the role of La Linda was not different than how I usually prepare for any role that I’m cast in,” Haddish told BET.com. “I start by understanding who this character is, her background, and then begin conversations with the costume designers to understand her demeanor to get the best look. La Linda is like a pimp, but she’s very charming and not abusive.”
Haddish also talks about the love scene she shared with Isaac and how she prepares for her man during those special moments.
“This was [my] first time having a love scene and I definitely had a conversation with Common about it, who was understanding as he has his share of love scenes from previous acting roles,” says Haddish. “At first, I was thinking to starve myself for the scene. Then, I realized I was hungry, and they are just going to have to figure it out.”
Watch Haddish’s interview below and check her out in “The Card Counter” in theatres September 10th.