"I'm looking forward to having drinks with Whoopi," Tiffany Haddish told Ryan Seacrest on the E! Oscars red carpet Sunday


Tiffany Haddish was thrilled to honor her Eritrean culture and her dad’s wishes with her Oscars look on Sunday night, and she was also excited for the opportunity to meet one Oscar nominee in particular.

“I’m looking forward to meeting Meryl Streep and asking her to be my mama,” the Girls Trip star, 38, told Ryan Seacrest on the E! Oscars red carpet Sunday, adding, “I’m looking forward to having drinks with Whoopi [Goldberg].”

Haddish honoring her Eritrean heritage at the Academy Awards in L.A. March 4
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Streep, 68, is up for Best Lead Actress for her role as Katharine Graham, The Washington Post’s first female publisher, in Steven Spielberg’s The Post. Haddish will be presenting — something else she told Seacrest she was excited about on Oscars night — and had been on hand in January to help announce the nominees.

The actress also listed “nae nae’ing with everyone” at the afterparties as the last part of the evening that she can’t wait for. Haddish also expressed that she’d been a longtime fan of Seacrest.

“I remember when you first started,” she told the TV personality. “I was watching.”

And at the Governors Ball afterparty, Haddish was able to meet her movie idol. “When I asked Meryl Streep to be my mama, of course! Best moment of the night!” she said of what memory she took away from the entire night.

The 2018 Oscars ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4 and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

  • With reporting by MIA McNIECE