Leslie Jones Reveals How ‘SNL’ Turned Her Into a Caricature of Herself: ‘They Wring It Because That’s the Machine’


Jones explained that a cast member tried to defend that machine saying, “‘But in fairness, that’s how they do all of them. Not just the Black ones.’ I look back and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s right, Taran Killam!’ Taran wanted to do so much other stuff, but they would only have Taran in those very masculine [roles] and singing and stuff and I said, ‘Oh! This is a machine.'”

Leslie Jones recently revealed that Chris Rock needed to go to counseling with his family after the infamous Oscars slap in 2022. Jones claimed the slap made her “so fucking mad on so many levels.”

“That shit was humiliating. It really affected him,” Jones said. “People need to understand his daughters, his parents, saw that. He had to go to counseling with his daughters.”

Jones’ memoir is out now. In it, she reveals some big relevations that you can read here.