Dying To 2020 star Leslie Jones had no qualms telling Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker that she’d by no means watched his hit Netflix sequence.
The comic, who is about to function in his new project alongside the likes of Buddies’ Lisa Kudrow and Stranger Things’ Joe Keery, revealed that she thought the dystopian present was a ‘broke down ass Twilight Zone’ and had beforehand averted seeing it.
Talking on the Dying To 2020 press convention alongside Brooker and her co-stars, Jones confessed: ‘I had by no means seen Black Mirror earlier than, I’m so sorry.’
‘We’re all mates right here,’ chuckled Brooker.
‘Folks had been telling me to look at it and I used to be like, “Ah, that’s in all probability a broke down ass Twilight Zone, I don’t wish to see that sh*t”,’ Jones continued.
Jones added that she lastly managed to meet up with Black Mirror, however was left disturbed by the White Christmas episode, which tells the story of a person who’s blocked by his associate, leaving her as nothing however a silhouette in his life.
Leslie Jones instructed Charlie Brooker she hadn’t seen Black Mirror (Image: Netflix)
Charlie Brooker laughed at her admission (Image: Netflix)
‘It freaked me fully out as a result of I don’t perceive the blocking factor,’ she stated. ‘As a result of my factor is in case you block any individual, can’t they nonetheless beat you up? It don’t matter in case you see them or not.
‘You blocking me don’t imply nothing if there are nonetheless photographs coming at you, I’m nonetheless going to beat your ass. You’ll be able to block me all you wish to however you possibly can’t block these fists.’
Jones concluded: ‘All of that man freaked me out. So after they despatched me the scripts, I used to be like, “Oh, I wish to learn this script”.’
Jones is about to play behavioural therapist Dr Maggie Gravel in Brooker’s Dying To 2020, which is about to be launched subsequent week.
Dying to 2020 options fictional characters discussing actual occasions in a bombastic mockumentary.
It’s not mocking or making gentle of what comprised it however reasonably it finds the humor within the absurd and terrible.
Dying To 2020 launches Sunday twenty seventh December on Netflix.