Thursday, June 30, 2016

Only One Designer Was Willing to Dress Leslie Jones for Her Ghostbusters Premiere

Photo from Vogue

On Tuesday, Saturday Night Live actress Leslie Jones lamented the fact that she had nothing to wear to the upcoming premiere of Ghostbusters, her first big role in a Hollywood movie. “It’s so funny how there are no designers wanting to help me with a premiere dress for the movie.” 

Her fans found nothing funny about her dilemma and more than 500 people retweeted her post. Less than an hour later, designer Christian Siriano quickly offered his help by replying to her with a raised-hand emoji. Siriano later confirmed to Time that he was meeting with the 48-year-old comedy star and “can’t wait to make her something fabulous to wear.”

After people praised him for stepping up, Siriano, who has worked with Jennifer Hudson, Uzo Aduba, and Christina Hendricks in the past, explained that he didn’t deserve a pat on the back for simply doing his job. “It shouldn’t be exceptional to work with brilliant people just because they’re not sample size,” he wrote. “Congrats aren’t in order, a change is.” Word.

Jones’s situation is reminiscent of her Ghostbusters costar Melissa McCarthy’s previous struggle to find designers to work with her as well. Even though she had become one of the most profitable actresses in Hollywood, McCarthy admitted in an interview in 2014 that several people had passed on dressing her for the Oscars. “I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me,” she said. “I asked five or six designers—very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people—and they all said no.” 

Well, a hardy blah to that. 

Photo and text from Vogue

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