Kristen Wiig on Ghostbusters Reboot: "You Can't Get Better Than the Original"

Many people have expressed mixed opinions about the film and its all-female main cast

By Corinne Heller Jun 16, 2016 7:25 PMTags
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While many people on the Internet have expressed mixed opinions about the Ghostbusters reboot and its all-female main cast, many of the critics can probably agree with star Kristen Wiig's stance about the film.

"You can't get better than the original," she told EW in an interview posted Thursday.

The first Ghostbusters film, now a cult movie, was released in 1984 and made more than $295 million worldwide—almost 10 times more than its production budget. It spurred a successful 1989 sequel. Both films starred Bill Murray, Dan AykroydErnie Hudson and the late Harold Ramis as the Ghostbusters. The reboot stars Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and SNL performers Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.

"It's a different movie, it's a different cast, it's many years later, and we've also done things that are different," Wiig told EW. "It's not just about it starring women."

"It doesn't have anything to do with the original plot other than they are chasing ghosts and the threat gets bigger and bigger," added director Paul Feig

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The Ghostbusters reboot also stars Chris Hemsworth as the heroines' receptionist, a role Annie Potts played in the original movie and sequel. She makes a cameo in the reboot, as do Murray, Aykroyd, Hudson and original cast member Sigourney Weaver.

Murray, Aykroyd and Hudson recently appeared with the cast of the new Ghostbusters film on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Murray said he agreed to appear in the reboot "only because I knew these girls were funny."

The new Ghostbusters film is set for release on July 15.

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