Watch: ‘Ghostbusters’ Star Leslie Jones Pumps Up John Cena for the ESPYs

     July 13, 2016


Leslie Jones is first and foremost a comedian, but she’s a life coach first and foremost. “Because I’m good at everything,” she says in a new promo for the ESPYs. The Ghostbusters star pops up to give host/WWE wrestler/Trainwreck actor John Cena some tips for when he takes the stage at the awards show.


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What is he going to do if Kanye West rushes stage (something everyone giving a speech to be prepared for)? What happens if the the Blue Jays and Draymond Green get into a fight in the audience (a reference I do not get because I don’t keep tabs with sports)? The answer to both of those is, “Put ‘em in a headlock.” One of the rare cases that doesn’t work is in a situation with Riley Curry, the adorable, scene-stealing daughter of Stephen Curry.

Short of saying, “You know nuthin’, John Cena,” Jones puts Cena through a psychological bootcamp to get ready for his hosting gig. Things went dark when the funny gal brought out a plushie puppy to shout mean things at the wrestler. “I hate that stupid dog. He’s an asshole,” Cena exclaims. “If I ever get him alone, I’m gonna tear him apart.”

Watch the ESPYs promo below.

Jones can be seen in theaters in Ghostbusters opposite Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon beginning this weekend. Off the big screen, she’s made a brand for herself around her big personality, as seen through her Game of Thrones commentary with Seth Meyers on Late Night and her popular Twitter feed.

She also recently made headlines when Project Runway alum Christian Siriano designed a red gown for her to wear at the Ghostbusters premiere. Jones tweeted how designers didn’t want to dress her for the occasion, so Siriano stepped in. McKinnon, who stars on SNL alongside Jones, is following a similar trajectory. I wouldn’t be surprised if both of them soon left the late-night gig to further expand their cinematic repertoire.


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