Leslie Jones tweets that designers don't want to dress her
Leslie Jones has apparently been having a hard time finding a designer who will dress her for the red carpet. The Saturday Night Live funny woman is part of the ensemble cast of the new female Ghostbusters remake, which is set for release on July 15.
It's a highly-anticipated movie, but designers haven't stepped up offer to dress Jones for the premiere.
In Tweet on Tuesday, Jones wrote that "It's so funny how there are no designers wanting to help me with a premiere dress for movie."
That prompted a quick Tweeted reply from designer Christian Siriano, the Project Runway alum who has dressed plenty of other curvy and plus-sized actresses like Christina Hendricks and Danielle Brooks.
Jones didn't hesitate to reply.
"I love Leslie and can't wait to make her something fabulous to wear. I dress and support women of all ages and sizes," Siriano told Time in an e-mail. While Jones didn't specify why designers weren't keen on dressing her, plenty of other actresses (including Jones' costar Melissa McCarthy) have spoken out about how difficult it is to dress for the red carpet when you're not a sample size.
So it looks like Jones is set for this premiere. TBD on whether she does, indeed, put out a burn list of the designers who weren't interested in dressing her.