Directed by Samy Chouia
This film looks into the fabric of today’s society through the eyes of immigrant comics that deal with challenges performing and living in a world of a political firestorm that effects families and lifestyles.
Haddish admits she’s had some explaining to do about the plot when she’s in the company of co-stars Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett-Smith, who can’t see that storyline working.
“I was like, ‘She could have married my dad, see … Maybe my real momma passed and then she married my dad … but she is turnt up (drunk and high) like Dina, and then you find out why Dina is the way she is — because she gets it from her stepmomma, who happens to be Meryl Streep,'” she mused.
And Haddish jokes the role will be another Oscar slam-dunk for the “Mamma! Mia” star: “If you see Meryl Streep turnt up like me, you’ll be like, ‘She can do anything …!’ She’ll get an Oscar for that … I need to see her hood side.”
Instead of relying on what we see and hear
Travel Ban is about being brown and immigrant in America seen through the eyes of comedians of Middle Eastern background.