Colin Jost Says He Misses Leslie Jones After Her SNL Departure

Will Heath/NBCColin Jost misses his Saturday Night Live gal, Leslie Jones.Taking to Instagram on Saturday evening, the 37-year-old actor and comedian shared a heartwarming tribute post about the Ghostbusters actress.”I never really post anything on social media because Im self-conscious/repressed about it, but I really wanted to say an SNL goodbye to Leslie Jones, and I mostly wanted to say thank you,” he began his lengthy caption..”I dont know if I would have survived my first year on Update without Leslie.”He continued, “I was extremely nervous and awkward and she was extremely confident and funny and knew who she was..And she made me (and our whole show) a lot better.”The 37-year-old actor even joked that Jones loved to “hit” him “in the face many times.” But despite that little tidbit he shared, Colin had great things to say about the former SNL star.Read Saturday Night Live Cast Shakeup: Leslie Jones Out, Kate McKinnon Staying”She has also been kind and generous and given me many birthday presents (all photos of her)..And more than anything else, shes been funny,” Jost shared..”Chris Rock knew that when he recommended her to Lorne [Michaels] six years ago and now all of America knows it.”move close Now PlayingUp NextMichael Che & Colin Jost Wanted to Pass Out What at Emmys?Closing his special tribute to his former co-star, Colin left Jones with one message: he misses her.”I miss you Leslie and I hope you come back on Update anytime you want, you….scrumptious, chocolate….nope it doesnt work the other way,” he quipped.This heartwarming tribute comes nearly two months after it was announced that Jones wouldnt be returning to SNL..The actress, who worked on the show for five years and nabbed three Emmy nominations during her time there, is moving on to bigger and better projects. “Yes its true I am leaving Saturday Night Live..I cannot thank NBC, the producers, writers, and amazing crew enough for making SNL my second home these last five years,” she shared on Twitter. “Lorne Michaels, youve changed my life in so many ways!.Thank you for being my mentor and confidant and for always having my back..You not only have my loyalty but you have my heart!.”Her departure isnt the only shake-up the long-running series has had..For the 45th season premiere, Pete Davidson was noticeably missing and new-comer Shane Gillis, who was supposed to start this season, was let go. However, with acts like Taylor Swift scheduled to hit the famous SNL stage, it looks like the beloved show is still making waves.(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)TAGS/ Leslie Jones , Saturday Night Live , Celebrities , Instagram , Entertainment , Life/Style , Top Stories , Apple News. More details

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