We are getting so close to the release of the new Ghostbusters movie we can almost taste that green ghost slime (but, like, in a good way). This week, both the new cast (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon) and the original cast (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts) visited Jimmy Kimmel and surprised each other twice.
On Wednesday at Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night, the new cast talked about the controversy surrounding the movie, working with the original Ghostbusters and Leslie Jones’ ideal man before they were interrupted by the original cast. The lengthy and affectionate reunion was adorable to watch.
Then on Wednesday, it was the OC’s day on the show and after reacting to fan Ghostbusters tattoos, the new cast returned the favour and paid them an unexpected visit. Because, you know, if someone steals your spotlight no late night television, it’s only fair to reciprocate and steal theirs.
It’s clear that both casts have a tonne of respect for each other. The oldies, appreciative of how the new movie turned out, and the newbies, excited to be there and to have the support of the original squad. Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd spoke again about how funny the movie is and how pleased they are with the women.
Aykroyd called the ladies ‘brilliant actresses’ and said the finale of the movie is ‘outstanding’ before descending into awed gibberish. Murray wanted everyone to realize ‘there are both men and women in this film’ and praised the ‘girls,’ simply saying that the only reason he finally considered being a part of a Ghostbusters reboot was because he knew they were funny. A tender moment, indeed. Kate got a little teary eyed.
With all the flack the movie has received, it’s great to see the genuine support from the original cast. It’s clear they all believe the women did a phenomenal job. We can’t wait to see for ourselves!
Ghostbusters hits theatres July 15th.