“Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones is doubling down. During an interview on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” she spoke with host Seth Meyers about her recent entreaty to Ryan Reynolds, where she told him she wants a role in “Deadpool 2.” That is to say, she wants to play Wade Wilson’s ‘loud,’ superpowered sidekick.
“I would love to be the sidekick, just feeding him back the lines,” she shared. “It would just be so fun.”
Asked if she would want to have any superpowers, she added, “I just want to be loud! I mean, just, ‘WHAAAAT!’ and everybody’s clothes just come off of them!”
Jones’ desire to play a loud-mouthed mutant isn’t out of bounds for Fox’s “X-Men” universe. After all, “X-Men: First Class” starred Sean Cassidy, aka Banshee, who had the ability to amplify his sound waves and use it as a sonic scream.
Additionally, she complimented “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively. “Ryan Reynolds has got to be one of the finest pieces of specimen,” she said, before joking that he and Lively must compare their hotness every morning.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Jones has expressed her desire to become part of “Deadpool’s” world. In December, she Tweeted at Reynolds — the Merc with a Mouth himself — to let him know she’s ready and willing to play a role in the upcoming sequel. “I want to be in deadpool. I could be smart mouth side kick. And my power would be loudness!!” she said at the time.
To Jones’ credit, she probably would be right at home next to the aggressively boisterous Merc with a Mouth. And if she can fend off an army of Internet trolls, then whatever Wade Wilson might say to her should be a piece of cake.
Jones is perhaps best known for her tenure on “Saturday Night Live,” where she’s been a cast member since 2014. She also starred as Patty Tolan in this past summer’s “Ghostbusters” reboot. Her past credits include “Trainwreck,” “The League,” “The Blacklist” and more.
Despite the departure in October of director Tim Miller over “creative differences,” the “Deadpool” sequel is targeting a Jan. 2, 2018, release, with “John Wick’s” David Leitch behind the camera. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (“Zombieland”), who wrote the first film, will return for the sequel.
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