Kristen Wiig Responds to Sexist ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Comments
She’s not even mad.
The SNL star told the Los Angeles Times, “[T]he fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me. Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women.”
The upcoming film stars some legendary queens of comedy, including Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy, but some still claim the reboot is going to ruin their childhood. Director Paul Feig has something to say about that: “It’s so dramatic. Honestly, the only way I could ruin your childhood is if I got into a time machine and went back and made you an orphan,” he told Variety.
More than anything, Kristen says she’s bummed out by those who have a negative reaction to the film. “It didn’t make me mad, it just really bummed me out. We’re really honoring those movies,” she said.
Ernie Hudson, who starred in the original Ghostbusters, was recently spotted on set with the new cast, and took to Twitter in January to write, “Four fiercely funny, foxy, females busting ghosts … phenomenal!”
— Ernie Hudson (@Ernie_Hudson) January 29, 2015