Leslie Jones is not looking for “Saturday Night Live.”
“I do not miss it. All in all, ”said the 53-year-old comedian and actress Entertainment Tonight.
“That job was hard, man. That job was like two jobs and also very restrictive. I was not very free there, ”she said last week.
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Jones originally started as a writer for “SNL” and made a controversial debut on screen in May 2014, joking that she would not be single in times of slavery. She was added to the cast as a featured player in the fourth episode of season 40.
In 2016, Jones was promoted to a repertoire player. 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’s true that I’m leaving Saturday Night Live. I can’t thank NBC, the producers, the writers and the amazing crew enough to make SNL my second home for the last five years, “Jones wrote on Instagram after making his big move. Lorne Michaels, you have changed my life in so many ways! Thank you for being my mentor and confidant and always having your back. ”
Since leaving “SNL”, Jones has been working on “The Angry Birds Movie 2” and “Coming 2 America.”
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She will now host the rebooted game show “Supermarket Sweep”, which premieres Sunday night. The original version became a global sensation in the 1960s.
Jones told ET she was able to have a little more control on the upcoming ABC show. For example, she allowed her participants to “design” their sweatshirts for game shows.
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The show, she promised, will be “exciting and bright and fun.”