Earlier today we posted what director Paul Feig had to say about his all female Ghostbusters reboot. Now Ernie Hudson, who played Winston Zeddemore, one of the original Ghostbusters, has been asked about this latest reboot and he’s putting in more than just his two cents. What’s he got to say about the whole thing? Well, I imagine it might stir up a bit of Internet controversy.
Anita Singh with the Telegraph spoke with Hudson earlier today. What did Hudson have to say regarding what he’s heard about the reboot?
I heard it was going to be a total reboot, and that it would have nothing to do with the other two movies. If it has nothing to do with the other two movies, and it’s all female, then why are you calling it Ghostbusters?
What’s Hudson think of an all female cast?
I love females. I hope that if they go that way, at least they’ll be funny, and if they’re not funny, at least hopefully it’ll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that’s great,but all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don’t think the fans want to see that.
Maybe it will come out and be the most amazing thing, but in my opinion I think it would be wrong to do another movie that didn’t include the guys. And that didn’t include me!
He shares a lot of the same thoughts that many fans have been responding with after the first Ghostbusters reboot news hit the Internet yesterday. Hudson is very conscious of his current stardom saying:
The studio puts out these announcements over the years that there’s going to be another movie and I’m kind of going, that’s interesting, nobody’s told me about it. Maybe they just assume. ‘Oh, we know we can get Ernie’ – which is sadly true! I’m not the most difficult one to get.
The 68 year old Hudson is the most accessible of the Ghostbusters stars. He regularly does conventions and is very personable when approached.
What do you think about what he has to say about a Ghostbusters reboot? He echoes what a lot of fans have been saying: include the guys in some way, don’t cancel out the first two films instead build upon and from them. Unfortunately some might try to take his statements about an all female cast WITHOUT any of the originals and twist them into an attack against women taking on Ghostbusters roles.
Via: The Telegraph