Kristen Wiig is on board the upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters, and while she and her female co-stars are getting a largely positive response from fans, there are those who are fiercely loyal to the original and don’t want to see it remade at all. Kristen says she hasn’t been paying attention to the negativity, though, because she’s too busy having fun on set.
The movie–which will premiere next year–also stars Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth and is being co-written by Dan Aykroyd, and Wiig said recently that she’s having a blast a couple of weeks into shooting.
“It’s been so great working with everyone so far. So, so fun,” Kristen said. “I don’t know what people were saying, good or bad, because I don’t go online and read those sorts of things. I know I’m excited by the fact it’s an all-female cast, and from what little I do know, it seems like people are being supportive about it. Beyond that, I try not to pay attention.”
Kristen Wiig also spoke about the fact that the reboot is a female-driven movie, which is hard to come by in Hollywood these days and has been heavily hyped in the media. For her, it’s not about whether the stars are male or female, as long as it’s a good film, and that idea will likely resonate with many of her fans.
“I still think we have a long way to go, but at some point it shouldn’t matter if a movie is female-driven or male-driven — what should matter is if it’s good,” Wiig said.
Speaking of good films, Wiig also spoke about the Lifetime original movie she made with Will Ferrell–A Deadly Adoption–and said that she believes it might have been “mislabeled” due to the fact that she and Will are such big names in comedy. Kristen says it was never meant to be a parody of Lifetime movies, which many fans might have assumed. Of course, it’s not always easy to tell when she’s being straightforward and when she’s showing off that wry sense of humor, so anything is possible.
“I think people assumed it was a comedy because Will and I were in it, but it wasn’t…I guess you can call it a mislabeling. I thought it was great, I was very happy with it and we had a lot of fun making it, but the goal was never to make a parody,” Kristen Wiig said.