Leslie Jones, SNL and Ghostbusters star, is loving life right now. The comedian was invited to go to Rio by NBC after the network saw her excited Olympic tweets. Now Leslie is having the time of her life! NBC Olympics announced Jones was attending on their website. The invite seemed like a joke to Jones at first, but it was real! NBC’s Mike Shoemaker made the invite to her himself.
Jones has been tweeting ferociously and making live videos of her excitement over Team USA. She even dressed up in a flag outfit! Team USA dominated at gymnastics last night, and Jones was all over it. They even got a special filter for her videos: Leslie Jones – Comedian – SNL – “Slay All Day”
If you thought Team USA killing it was fun now, just wait until you read and watch Jones’ coverage. She’s loving, it snapping photos with Team USA players, and cheering them on enthusiastically. Don’t miss out her photos and videos shared on social media.
Many were worried that Jones’ exuberance was going to be muzzled to be tame, but don’t worry, they’re letting her tweet and curse with excitement as much she wants. Her experience has been great too, meeting Simone Biles, winner of the individual all-around in gymnastics. She cheered on Michael Phelps, who won his 22nd medal in swimming, and Simone Manuel, a swimmer from Stanford who is now the first African-American to medal as an individual in gold. Jones also attempted a videoed cartwheel after being inspired to by legendary gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi. There’s plenty for her to get excited about as well, with dressage, golf, skeet shooting, and mixed doubles. Fingers crossed she gets a selfie with tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams.
Jones is expected to come back to SNL for the upcoming season in September, and this has been one huge summer for her! She’s not the only celeb at the Olympics either. Camilla Belle, who is from Brazil, was there, sharing photographs on Instagram. Matthew Matthew McConaughey was also there with wife, Camila Alves, and even took a selfie with Jones! Sometimes he was forced to watch the events himself, but he didn’t mind.
There were plenty of athlete celebs at the games too, from Serena and Venus to Rafael Nadal, who represented his native Spain. Model Giselle Bündchen represented her native Brazil too.
Over on Twitter, celebs are sharing their Olympic fever as well. Sarah Jessica Parker snapped photos of her screen, while Zac Efron shared his appreciation for Biles after she said she had a crush on him. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher had matching USA Olympic gear made and shared it on social media. Kim K also shared her love for Biles’ skill and talent! Another fan? Samuel L. Jackson!
The Olympians themselves as loving Jones – tweeting to her and retweeting her with excitement. Cody Miller, swimmer, tweeted to Jones “That’s what’s up!” Team USA even made Jones her very own gif! Can you even?!