Tiffany Haddish "cried" on the red carpet at the E! People's Choice Awards because she was no longer used to wearing false eyelashes.

Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish

The 'Girls Trip' actress - who won the Female Movie Star of 2020 accolade - joked being a Hollywood star takes "blood, sweat and tears" and she was no longer accustomed to having to dress up for the red carpet because it had been so long due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking to E!'s Giuliana Rancic about what it's like to be a major name in Hollywood, she quipped: "Prepare yourself for the rocky road. People see you on the top and say, 'She's so lucky; must have been so easy; personality is amazing, oh, my god, want to be her best friend.'

"Let me tell you something, it's not easy, it's up and down roller coaster, you cry a lot, I'm crying now because I haven't worn makeup in so long, my eyeballs are like what is this?

"Trying to suck up the tears, stay strong. I haven't worn heels in a minute but it's what we do to style and profile... Blood, sweat and tears."

However, the 40-year-old star admitted it was all worth it.

Speaking more seriously, she added: "But feels good when you get there."

Tiffany was also in attendance at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica to present her friend and mentor Tyler Perry with the People's Champion award, and as well as praising the producer, director and actor for being "instrumental" to her career, she's always grateful to him for giving her financial advice.

She said: "He taught me how to invest in property how you can borrow money—use somebody else money to make your money grow, pay them back, turn around, do it one more time and, yeah, can't really explain it right now.

Took him 45 minutes to explain to me and two more times, but once he taught me that, I have learned how to make my finances grow I'll never be homeless again, never. Never."