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  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Leslie Jones only got a coronavirus vaccine so she could present the MTV Movie & TV Awards

    The former 'Saturday Night Live' star was hesitant about having the jab because of the quick rollout and even a conversation with her aunt's friend, a biologist working in COVID-19 research, couldn't convince her to get it done

    She said: “When it first came out I was like, ‘I’m not taking that s***.'

    "They’re just going to come up with a potion and we’re supposed to take that s***?…I was like, ‘I’m going to wait until the last batch and then maybe somebody could talk me into it.”

    Recalling her meeting with the family friend, she added to Variety: “She was like, ‘This is very serious. Please get vaccinated.' "

    But the 'Ghostbusters' actress eventually changed her mind when she was asked to front this year's ceremony, which takes place in Los Angeles on 16 May.

    She said: “I was like, ‘I gotta be sage so let me just go bite the bullet.' "

    Leslie is looking forward to the live event and hopes it can "bring joy" to viewers.

    And while she's ready to poke fun at herself, she wants to try and avoid jokes about the pandemic.

    She said: "I hope we make it a party. I just want to bring joy to people. Everybody is going to be hearing about me and about me dating. I’m just trying to have joy. I just want everybody to laugh their a** off.’”

    Meanwhile, it was recently announced that 'Black Widow' star Scarlett Johansson will be honoured with the Generation Award at the ceremony, while Sacha Baron Cohen will be the fourth-ever recipient of the Comedic Genius prize.

    Following the main awards ceremony, Nikki Glaser will host the first-ever MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted, which will honour the best in reality TV, on 17 May.

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

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