Leslie Jones’ Most Unexpected Celebrity Fan Will Surprise You

Leslie Jones is on a roll. She made a huge splash at Saturday Night Live when she started there in 2014 and went on to star in Ghostbusters with Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. 

Now that her time on SNL has come to an end, she’s ready to move on to bigger projects. Jones may be quitting SNL, but she’s not going anywhere. Moviegoers will likely see a lot more of this comedian on screen and in different types of roles.

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She’s working on several new projects. Maurice is a drama where she’ll appear alongside comedy veteran Chris Rock. Another is Queenpins, where Jones will share the screen with The Good Place star Kristen Bell. Jones will also be in the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America. 

Jones fans aren’t just regular folks: Fans of Jones are in famous and A-list company. The comedian recently revealed who one of her biggest celebrity fans is to Us Weekly and you might be a little surprised.

Lindsay Lohan is Jones’ biggest celebrity fan

Although Jones doesn’t reveal where she met Lohan, she knows for sure that Lohan is a fan. The two didn’t meet on the set of SNL. But had timing been a little different, they could have: Lohan hosted the show back in 2012, two years before Jones joined the cast in 2014.

Although the two didn’t meet on the set of SNL, celebrity hosts and show cast members do meet, and it’s not unheard of for them to form relationships. Pete Davidson met singer Ariana Grande when she hosted SNL, and the two had a romantic relationship. Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson met on the set of SNL, and although it took them a long time to get together after that, the two are now engaged.

Who is Leslie Jones a fan of?

Leslie Jones loved Angela Bassett. Who doesn’t? Oscar winner Angela Bassett is a force. She has a lot of fans, but not many of them get the chance to meet her. When Jones met Bassett at the Emmys, she was star struck. According to Jones, she fell down on her knees in front of Bassett and praised her. 

What surprises fans about Leslie Jones?

Jones says what surprises people most about her is that she’s actually pretty quiet. They expect her to be loud and outgoing, but in real life she’s pretty low key. Her favorite place in the world, for example, is in front of her TV, curled up on the couch. She’s definitely a homebody, even though she seems outgoing and vivacious on-screen. Right now, she’s binge-watching Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. It’s kind of surprising that her favorite show is a drama when she’s a comedian. 

Leslie Jones got to play her comedic inspiration

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Not many actors get the chance to be the person who inspires them. Jones told Us Weekly that Whoopi Goldberg is one of her idols. She actually got to play Goldberg on SNL.

The late night sketch comedy show did a bit about Meghan McCain on The Viewand Jones played Goldberg, McCain’s co-star. The bit joked about how McCain, played by Aidy Bryant, is always playing the victim, and about how The View has been treating 2020 presidential candidates. Considering Goldberg is Jones’ comedic inspiration, the role was probably fun for her. It was also one of the funniest sketches of season 44.

Jones is a joy to watch on screen, and fans are excited to see what’s next for her. It seems like Jones is out to prove she has range, considering one of her upcoming projects is a drama. Fans haven’t been disappointed with Jones yet, and hopefully, it will be a smash hit.