Sad news for Leslie Jones fans: She will not be returning to Saturday Night Live.
According to The Hollywood Reporter and TMZ, after five years as part of the cast, the comedian/actress is leaving the show. Luckliy, it is her decision. Per TMZ, “Leslie’s got a lot more on her plate now, that’s in no small part to her time as one of the biggest stars on ‘SNL’ – where her personality, wit, and skits made her a hot commodity in Hollywood.”
Jones is working on a lot of projects so they’ll get to see her again on the silver screen soon. She is currently working on the Coming to America sequel with Eddie Murphy, and she recently signed on to do a Netflix comedy special.
We wish you the best, Leslie!
Flashback to Preston & Steve’s conversation with Leslie earlier this summer: