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Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish talk mutual appreciation and her later-in-life Bat Mitzvah extravaganza

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Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish star as unlikely friends in their new film Here Today. But in reality, the two comedians have long idolized one another. Crystal says that he remembers being starstruck by Haddish when she hosted Saturday Night Live.

"I was so blown away," Crystal said of that moment, calling her performance "fearless." "That happens to only a few people I've ever met."

Crystal was also an integral presence at Haddish's Bat Mitzvah in 2019, where he recited blessings over the Torah. Haddish discovered she had Jewish ancestry after reconnecting with her father, who is an Eritrean-born Jew.

Watch more from Crystal and Haddish in the interview above.