Leslie Jones is not worried about Saturday Night Live.
“I do not miss it. In general, “the 53-year-old comedian and actress told Entertainment Tonight.
“It was hard work, man. This job was like two jobs and also very restrictive. I was not very free there, “she said last week.
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Jones initially began writing for SNL and made a controversial screen debut in May 2014, joking that she would not be alone during slavery. She was added to the cast as a cast in the fourth episode of season 40.
Until 2016, Jones was promoted to repertoire. She retired from the role three years later. Her last appearance, after 105 episodes, was on May 18, 2019.
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“Yes, it is true that I am leaving Saturday Night Live. “I can’t thank NBC, the producers, the screenwriters and the amazing team for making SNL my second home in the last five years,” Jones wrote on Instagram after making his big move. Lorne Michaels, you changed my life in so many ways! Thank you for being my mentor and trusted person and for always having your back. “
Since leaving SNL, Jones has worked on The Angry Birds Movie 2 and Coming 2 America.
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Now she will host the restarted show of the game “Supermarket Sweep”, which premieres on Sunday night. The original version became a global sensation in the 1960s.
Jones told ET that she managed to have a little more control over the upcoming ABC show. For example, she allowed her contestants to “design” their sweatshirts for game shows.
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The show, she promised, would be “exciting and bright and fun.”