Kristen Wiig says she is ‘bummed’ about Ghostbusters backlash


Actor Kristen Wiig says she’s “really bummed” about the critical comments the all-female Ghostbusters reboot has faced.

Wiig will star alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the Paul Feig-directed film.

The actress told the Los Angeles Times she was surprised there’s been so much controversy over an all-female cast.

“Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women. It didn’t make me mad, it just really bummed me out,” said Wiig.

She also talked about women in comedy.

“If [people] would watch movies or look at comedy and see how many talented, funny women are out there and have been since the beginning of time, people would stop asking that,” said Wiig.

“The other side of it is we’re still not there as far as opportunities. But people are doing the work,” she said.

The original Ghostbusters cast are on board for the reboot, with Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver all to make cameo appearances.


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