Why Leslie Jones Doesn’t Miss ‘SNL’ at All: ‘I Wasn’t Very Free There’
Former Saturday Night Live actor Leslie Jones spoke about why she didn't miss her time on the show.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, the comedian thanked NBC and her colleagues and spoke about the challenges of the job.
"I don't miss it at all," she told ET. "I miss Kenan [Thompson], but I don't miss [it]. This job was tough, man. This job was like two jobs and also very restrictive. I wasn't very free there."
After a breakout appearance and five seasons on the show, Jones surprised "SNL" fans when she announced in 2019 that she would not be returning next year. The comedian, who joined as a writer before being promoted to full-time performer, has since hosted a revised version of ABC's long-running game show, Supermarket Sweep.
"It's just, you know, a comedian's dream comes true," she said of her new job.
Jones shared that she has been training for her new role since trying it out as a candidate for the show. “I trained my roommate. I let her see the show; I got her running up and down grocery stores, ”she said. "When we came to audition, we destroyed teams and she turns and looks at me and says, 'I have to go to work. "I thought ..." I'm not going home with you. "
Launched on ABC in 1965, the game show reached new heights with the revival of David Ruprecht in 1990. Ruprecht's version of the show ran for five seasons until 1995 and three more from 2000 to 2003.
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