Leslie Jones is moving on from her role on “Saturday Night Live” … because she’s got a ton of other gigs coming on the horizon!!!
Sources close to the show tell TMZ … Leslie is NOT returning for season 45 of ‘SNL’ and it’s all her decision.
Fact is … Leslie’s got a lot more on her plate now, thanks in no small part to her time as one of the biggest stars on ‘SNL’ — where her personality, wit and skits made her a hot commodity in Hollywood.
As we’ve reported … Leslie’s already filming the ‘Coming to America’ sequel with Eddie Murphy … and even though he’s going to host ‘SNL’ this season for the first time in 35 years, she won’t be there to enjoy it as a cast member.
Also on deck for Leslie … she’s signed on with Netflix for a comedy special, and we’re told she’s got some more movie projects in the works.
It’s the end of the road for Leslie and ‘SNL’ … and she had an amazing run over 5 seasons … but sometimes, the grass just looks greener elsewhere.