Leslie Jones says she does not miss starring on Saturday Night Live – Daily Mail

She worked as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live from 2014 until her departure in 2019.

And Leslie Jones revealed in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight that she does not miss starring on the long running sketch comedy series. 

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‘I don’t miss it. At all,’ insisted the 53-year-old comedian, who earned three Emmy nominations during her run.

Not one bit: Leslie Jones revealed in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight that she does not miss starring on Saturday Night Live; Leslie pictured in 2018

Not one bit: Leslie Jones revealed in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight that she does not miss starring on Saturday Night Live; Leslie pictured in 2018

Not one bit: Leslie Jones revealed in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight that she does not miss starring on Saturday Night Live; Leslie pictured in 2018

‘That job was hard, man. That job was like two jobs and very restrictive too. I wasn’t very free there.’ 

Leslie added that she does miss working alongside close pal and former co-star Kenan Thompson, 42, who she said ‘means so much to [her].’

Jones’ journey on Saturday Night Live began in 2014 when she joined the show’s writer’s room.

She, eventually, found her way to the stage and gained praise, by fans and critics, for her memorable performances on series’ Weekend Update segment. 

Nope: 'I don't miss it. At all,' insisted the 53-year-old comedian, who earned three Emmy nominations during her run; Chris Redd as Stedman Graham and Leslie Jones as Oprah Winfrey on SNL in 2018

Nope: 'I don't miss it. At all,' insisted the 53-year-old comedian, who earned three Emmy nominations during her run; Chris Redd as Stedman Graham and Leslie Jones as Oprah Winfrey on SNL in 2018

Nope: ‘I don’t miss it. At all,’ insisted the 53-year-old comedian, who earned three Emmy nominations during her run; Chris Redd as Stedman Graham and Leslie Jones as Oprah Winfrey on SNL in 2018

So long: After five seasons, Jones decided to depart Saturday Night Live before the start of its 45th season on NBC; Leslie Jones, Colin Jost, and Michael Che on SNL in 2019

So long: After five seasons, Jones decided to depart Saturday Night Live before the start of its 45th season on NBC; Leslie Jones, Colin Jost, and Michael Che on SNL in 2019

So long: After five seasons, Jones decided to depart Saturday Night Live before the start of its 45th season on NBC; Leslie Jones, Colin Jost, and Michael Che on SNL in 2019

After five seasons, Jones decided to depart Saturday Night Live before the start of its 45th season on NBC.

She told Entertainment Tonight that her time on SNL made her a ‘better performer.’

And Leslie is set to put her performance skills on display as the host of ABC’s reboot of the beloved game show Supermarket Sweep. 

She described the gig as ‘a comedian’s dream come true’ in her interview with ET. 

Seasoned pro: She told Entertainment Tonight that her time on SNL made her a 'better performer'; Leslie Jones, Chadwick Boseman, and Chris Redd on SNL in 2018

Seasoned pro: She told Entertainment Tonight that her time on SNL made her a 'better performer'; Leslie Jones, Chadwick Boseman, and Chris Redd on SNL in 2018

Seasoned pro: She told Entertainment Tonight that her time on SNL made her a ‘better performer’; Leslie Jones, Chadwick Boseman, and Chris Redd on SNL in 2018

Supermarket Sweep first premiered on ABC in 1967 and was hosted by Bill Malone until its finale in 1967.

The gameshow was rebooted on the network in 1990 and was famously hosted by David Ruprecht. 

Despite coming to an end in 1995, Supermarket Sweep was revived in 2000 with Reprecht reprising his role as host until 2003.

Supermarket Sweep: Leslie is set to put her performance skills on display as the host of ABC's reboot of the beloved game show Supermarket Sweep

Supermarket Sweep: Leslie is set to put her performance skills on display as the host of ABC's reboot of the beloved game show Supermarket Sweep

Supermarket Sweep: Leslie is set to put her performance skills on display as the host of ABC’s reboot of the beloved game show Supermarket Sweep

In a recent interview with People, Leslie opened up about her excitement over the series and her personal favorite part of being part of a game show.

‘This one was really special because I wanted to give money to regular people. If you give somebody $100,00, that’s the biggest”‘God bless you” you could ever give to somebody,’ explained the actress to the outlet.

She added: ‘I want people to see that it’s possible to still win.’ 

Excited: In a recent interview with People , Leslie opened up about her excitement over the series and her personal favorite part of being part of a game show

Excited: In a recent interview with People , Leslie opened up about her excitement over the series and her personal favorite part of being part of a game show

Excited: In a recent interview with People , Leslie opened up about her excitement over the series and her personal favorite part of being part of a game show

Handing it out: This one was really special because I wanted to give money to regular people. If you give somebody $100,00, that's the biggest"'God bless you" you could ever give to somebody,' explained the actress to the outlet

Handing it out: This one was really special because I wanted to give money to regular people. If you give somebody $100,00, that's the biggest"'God bless you" you could ever give to somebody,' explained the actress to the outlet

Handing it out: This one was really special because I wanted to give money to regular people. If you give somebody $100,00, that’s the biggest”‘God bless you” you could ever give to somebody,’ explained the actress to the outlet

Leslie noted that she will be ‘bringing a little bit of [herself]’ to the show, while still maintaining the show’s signature game play.

“The game play in sweep has always been the strongest part of the show. Now I am bringing a little bit of me and joy and fun and joking and messing with the contestants. 

‘It’s just wonderful. You get to see their real personality when they pull up to the sweep, you’re like, ‘Oh, this is what you’re about. Oh, okay. I like this,”‘ she concluded.

In the mix: Leslie noted that she will be 'bringing a little bit of [herself]' to the show, while still maintaining the show's signature game play

In the mix: Leslie noted that she will be 'bringing a little bit of [herself]' to the show, while still maintaining the show's signature game play

In the mix: Leslie noted that she will be ‘bringing a little bit of [herself]’ to the show, while still maintaining the show’s signature game play

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