The All-Female Cast of ‘Ghostbusters’ Landed the Cover of ‘Elle’
It’s no accident that this fierce foursome is taking over the world of comedy!
When Elle put together its Women in Comedy issue, it was obvious who should appear on the cover: the talented cast of the Ghostbusters remake made up of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Each of the hilarious women got their own cover and spoke with magazine about finding their individual voices as women in the brutal world of Hollywood.
“I get so psychotically attached to all of my characters, and I fight for them in probably the most annoying way,” McCarthy said when asked about the relatability of her comedy. “I hear myself saying to Ben or Paul [Feig, Ghostbusters’ director], “She wouldn’t phrase it that way.” I know it’s such an actory thing, but I feel it to my core: I have to represent the woman I’m getting to be. Even if she’s fictitious, she’s always real to me: three-dimensional, flawed, loving, screwed-up, as real women are.”
Like McCarthy, McKinnon also has an immersive approach to her acting, mentioning how important adopting other people’s voices has become while exploring her comedic voice.
“I came to a reckoning that [pretending to be other people] is in fact such a real, huge chunk of the way I communicate. I thought it was something I was putting on to disguise something else, but it’s not.”
Ghostbusters arrives in theaters July 15 and you can pick up a copy of the Elle issue on June 21.
Check out all the actresses’ unique covers in the gallery above!