We were today years old when we learned Leslie Jones and Luenell had beef.
Apparently the fellow comedians didn’t get along for years. Luenell spoke about their feud during an interview with Comedy Hype and how it all played out while working on the Coming 2 America.
“Leslie wasn’t speaking to me, period on the set of the film. It was throwback feelings she had way back when I was on tour with Katt [Williams] and she was doing some spot dates. She felt a certain type of way. Big misunderstanding.”
“We had to play sisters,” she continued. “We had to speak to each other. And actually, production came to me and asked me would I please take her to the side and work out whatever angst it was that she was feeling about me at the time. So I went to her and told her, at her leisure, would she have a conversation with me. She said, ‘Aight.’ But that still never happened.”
Finally Luenell said after some more nudging from production the ladies finally had a talk.
“But one day, when I came back to the set—because I had to film and leave and come back–some issues had been resolved on the set. She was much more pleasant to work with. I told her that, that it was nice to work with her that day, in the mood that she was in. And we began a conversation. We went back and covered some of the issues that were bothering her from back in the day and we were able to go ahead and shoot some great scenes. We’re still not going to go out and kick it. But at least we won’t have to roll our eyes and avoid each other when we’re in a room now.”
As previously reported Jones plays the mother of a child Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) finds out he has in the U.S. According to Luenell this is Jones’ best work to date.
“She’s going to be a huge star after this movie comes out because this is probably the best work she’s ever done, in her life, “Saturday Night Live,” included.”