Leslie Jones is speaking out about her time on Saturday Night Live.
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A globally televised slap is never easy to deal with.
That’s why Chris Rock allegedly needed counselling following Will Smith’s physical assault on the comedian at the 2022 Oscars, according to friend and fellow actress Leslie Jones, who has been friends with Rock since the mid-90s.
“That s**t was humiliating,” she admitted to People. “It really affected him. People need to understand his daughters, his parents, saw that. He had to go to counselling with his daughters.”
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Rock is a father to his two daughters — Lola, 21 and Zahra, 19 — with his ex-wife Malaak Compton-Rock.
Jones didn’t attend the esteemed ceremony, but watching from the comfort of her own home was enough for her to feel enraged at the incident.
“You don’t know that I was going to jump in my car and roll up there,” she added. “I was so f***ing mad on so many levels.”
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Despite apologizing to the Academy and his fellow nominees during his acceptance speech for his Best Actor win for the film “King Richard”, the 54-year-old refrained from apologizing to Rock, which only irritated Jones further.
If you somehow didn’t know about the slap that stopped the world, Smith walked up on stage during Rock’s opening monologue and slapped the comedian after he made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett, resembling G.I. Jane due to her shaved head, which is due to alopecia.
Smith, who eventually apologized to Rock a day later via Instagram, was banned from attending the Oscars for 10 years and resigned from the Academy.
Leslie Jones is speaking out about her time on Saturday Night Live.
In a candid new interview with NPR, former Saturday Night Live cast member Leslie Jones says the show’s limitations made her “a caricature” of herself, although she came to realize that the process was par for the course at the longrunning NBC show.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Leslie Jones said in a recent NPR interview (via The Daily Beast) that “Saturday Night Live” turned her into a loud caricature of herself, although she was blatantly aware that would happen given the mechanics of the NBC sketch comedy show. Jones was an “SNL” writer and cast member from 2014 to 2019, earning two Emmy nominations for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. “I’ve been doing comedy so long, it’s like, I know what I am,” Jones said.
OK, here’s the situation: Will Smith is set to host a new Audible podcast about a landmark year in hip-hop.
A role in the all-female “Ghostbusters” movie in 2016 should have been a dream come true for then-“SNL” cast member Leslie Jones. Instead, IndieWire reports that the film ended up a nightmare for the comedian, making only 1% in salary to some of her co-stars and receiving death threats on Twitter for even starring in Paul Feig‘s film.
Tupac Shakur lip-syncing to a song by Will Smith in the late ’80s.Pinkett Smith, an actress and talk show host, is married to actor and musician Smith. She was close friends with late rapper Shakur at high school in Baltimore, and was filmed doing the cover several years before she met Smith on the set of The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air.The TV star published a brief excerpt from her upcoming memoir Worthy on Instagram, in which she wrote about the moment when she, Shakur and Smith collided.She included the clip of herself and Shakur dancing to ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’, the 1988 Grammy-winning hit that Smith wrote as one-half of the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.A post shared by Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapinkettsmith)“Not in a million years would I have dreamed that the Fresh Prince and I would become, um, very acquainted,” Pinkett Smith wrote in her post.
You wouldn’t expect a memoir with “F*king” in the title to be all unicorns and rainbows.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Rolling Stone published an excerpt from Leslie Jones’ new memoir in which the actor opened up about the brutal racism and death threats she received over her involvement in the 2016 “Ghostbusters” reboot. The Sony release, directed by “Bridesmaids” helmer Paul Feig, became the target of racist and misogynistic trolls for featuring a main cast of all women. Jones starred in “Ghostbusters” opposite Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon.
Leslie Jones looked back on her experience with the all-female Ghostbusters remake and the racist hate that she faced after starring in it.
Chris Rock sought counselling after being slapped by Will Smith at the 2022 Oscars.Speaking to People to promote her memoir – which features a foreword written by Rock – Jones said: “That shit was humiliating. It really affected him. People need to understand his daughters, his parents, saw that.
Anna Tingley If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission. Leslie Jones is the latest comedian to bring her life story to the page. In “Leslie F*cking Jones,” out Sept.
Leslie Jones is sharing her thoughts on the infamous Oscars slap.
Zack Sharf Digital News Director Leslie Jones told People magazine while promoting her new memoir, “Leslie F*cking Jones,” that her longtime friend Chris Rock went to counseling after Will Smith slapped him at the 2022 Academy Awards. Rock wrote the foreword to Jones’ new book. “That shit was humiliating.
Will Smith’s infamous Oscars slap in March 2022 — according to Leslie Jones.“That s—t was humiliating. It really affected him.
Comedian Leslie Jones, a close friend of Chris Rock, claims that the impact of the slap heard ’round the world affected not only him, but his family.
At this point, we’re almost two years removed from Will Smith‘s infamous on-stage slap of host Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars ceremony. So why is Sean Penn still talking about it? Well, it’s partially to drum up hype for his upcoming doc about Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who wasn’t allowed to speak about Russian’s invasion of his country at the Academy Awards that year.
Will Smith‘s slap at last year’s Oscars.In a recent cover story for Variety, the Oscar-winning actor questioned why his peers stood and applauded Smith’s Best Actor win for Kind Richard, just moments after he walked onto the stage and slapped host Chris Rock for making a joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith’s hair.Smith, who is subsequently serving an Oscars ban until 2032, has apologised for his outburst numerous times.“I don’t know Will Smith. I met him once.
Sean Penn is still furious with Will Smith for his Oscars outburst!
Sean Penn was truly angered by Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.
Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars, the notoriously hot-tempered Sean Penn is questioning why he was jailed for a similar incident.“I don’t know Will Smith. I met him once,” Penn, 63, told Variety in a new interview. He seemed very nice when I met him.