For anyone who doubts the promise of an all-female Ghostbusters reboot, listen carefully to Bill Murray.
As one of the actors of the 1984 original, the comedian had been reluctant to join new additions to the franchise. However, he revealed the one reason why he joined the cast of this upcoming remake despite turning down a handful of previous pitches.
"It was only because I knew these girls were funny," he told late-night host Jimmy Kimmel as he sat among the four new leads, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. The remark pinched a heartfelt nerve in the audience considering the backlash the women have faced regarding the idea of an all-female cast for the beloved horror comedy. Despite the unrelenting criticism on social media, the actor insists these ladies carry the film home.