Leslie Jones says ‘SNL’ made her into a ‘caricature’ of herself


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By Tomas Kassahun, Blavity

Leslie Jones (Megan Krause/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal)

Leslie Jones is expressing her disappointment with the way she was portrayed on Saturday Night Live.

Speaking with NPR, Jones said she was constantly shown as a loud caricature on the long-running show.

“At SNL, they take that one thing and they wring it,” Jones told NPR. “They wring it because that’s the machine. So whatever it is that I’m giving that they’re so happy about, they feel like it’s got to be that all the time, or something like that.”

Although she understood the traits that made her funny, Jones said it was disappointing to see that she was told to repeat the same characteristics over and over again.

She said, “So it was, like, a caricature of myself, you know what I’m saying? So it was like, now either I’m trying to love on the white boys or beat up on the white boys, or I’m doing something just, like, loud. I knew once I did these things, though—I knew it was going to happen, because I know the power of them.”

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