Comedienne Leslie Jones walked away from Saturday Night live ahead of the premiere of the 45th season — but she says she does not miss being a part of the crew.
Jones was a part of the SNL team for five years.
“No, I do not,” she told USA Today when asked if she missed the popular sketch show. “I’m so sorry. I know that would be terrible for me to just say it like that. Of course, I learned a lot at SNL. I love what I learned there, but I (was) 47. That’s a hard job. It’s very restrictive. Now I’m free and y’all can really see Leslie. You can see what Leslie can do. What I learned there is great, but I don’t miss the hundred hours a week. I don’t miss them cold nights. I do not miss that. I miss Kenan (Thompson), though. I miss Kenan so much.”
Having put the show well behind her, Jones has been tapped as the brand new host of ABC’s Supermarket Sweep.
“I just loved the whole game,” Jones told the publication. “And I had a mission of winning that $5,000 (grand prize). Back in the day, $5,000 was a lot of money. Now, I didn’t know the taxes involved and I probably would have walked away with, like, $16.62, but I still wanted to win that money. It was just such an exciting show.”
Supermarket Sweep will be premiering on ABC on October 18, 2020, at 8 p.m. eastern time.