Kristin Wiig Says Ghostbusters Controversy "Bummed [Her] Out"
Remember when last year Paul Feig said he was going to make an all-female version of the 1984 Bill Murray classic "Ghostbusters" and people freaked out? While many people celebrated the reboot, others (mostly men, let's be real) were outraged and said that the new take on the "Ghostbusters" would ruin their childhood.
Now, Kristin Wiig — who, along with Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones is starring in the upcoming film — is speaking out about that lame uproar, saying she has never made a movie that has attracted as much controversy.
"The fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me," she told the Los Angeles Times, which asked her about "Ghostbusters" while Wiig was promoting her new indie flick Nasty Baby. "Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women. It didn't make me mad, it just really bummed me out. We're really honoring those movies."
The new "Ghostbusters" is coming out in July 2016, in case you want to mark it on your calendar now. Oh, and purists of the original movies, take note: cast members of the 1984 movie, including Murray, Ernie Hudson, Dan Akyroyd, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts will all make cameos.
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