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    Leslie Jones Revealed Why She Doesn’t Miss “SNL” Since Leaving The Show

    "I don't miss it. At all."

    In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Leslie Jones opened up about how she feels since deciding to leave Saturday Night Live last year.

    Leslie Jones at the 2018 Emmy Awards
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    Leslie joined SNL as a writer in 2014 before becoming a full-time cast member. In 2019, she announced that she was not returning for Season 45, which premiered on Sept. 28 that year.

    When asked if she missed her former gig, she gave her honest thoughts: "I don’t miss it. At all."

    During the interview, Leslie says, "I don't miss it at all"
    ET

    Leslie mentioned that she does miss former castmate Kenan Thompson — but working on SNL was another story.

    Leslie also comments, "That job was hard, man"
    ET

    In an interview with USA Today, Leslie also opened up about being on the show, mentioning her appreciation for what she learned and the challenges of her experience: "I love what I learned there, but I [was] 47. That's a hard job. It's very restrictive."

    Leslie attends the American Museum Of Natural History's 2017 Museum Gala
    Jamie Mccarthy / Getty Images

    She added, "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."

    Leslie attends the NYC screening of "Black Panther" in 2018
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    Since leaving SNL, Leslie has pursued other projects, like hosting ABC's Supermarket Sweep, a reboot of the popular game show from the '90s, which is set to premiere Oct. 18.

    Leslie hosts the show while standing in front of fresh produce featured in the show's grocery store set
    ABC

    Plus, it was previously announced that she joined the cast of Coming 2 America, the highly anticipated sequel to the classic comedy Coming to America, which starred Eddie Murphy.

    Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy in the original "Coming to America"
    Paramount / Courtesy Everett Collection

    With all of these exciting projects Leslie has going on, I can't wait for what's to come next.

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