Kristen Wiig Was ‘Bummed Out’ By The Backlash Against Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot

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10.25.15 21 Comments
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When word broke that Paul Feig was rebooting Ghostbusters with an all-female cast, the response was quite mixed. That’s putting it lightly, of course, but one side seemed fine with the idea. The other was less enthused, sometimes crying about childhoods and slapping the moniker “Lady Ghostbusters” on it. The last point became a point of contention for star Leslie Jones, who was one of the early voices to talk back alongside director Paul Feig.

“Lady Ghostbusters” is probably the most tame criticism lobbed at the film — if it’s really a criticism at all — but the negative response has been fairly brutal at times and seems to have rubbed some of the cast the wrong way, like Kristen Wiig. She spoke to the LA Times about her upcoming film Nasty Baby and the Ghostbusters question came out in the end, leading to this response:

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