Kristen Wiig is revealing all the backlash she got when she first announced the all female “Ghostbusters” reboot.
In an interview with LA Times she said she was bummed to see all the negative feedback she had for remaking the film with women.
“The fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me,” she said. “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. We’re really honoring those movies.”
The controversy over the female cast was a surprise to director, Paul Feig as well. In an interview with Variety, he said the comments on the internet were shockingly misogynistic and vile.
“some of the most vile, misogynistic s— I’ve ever seen in my life.”
“I figure it’s some wacked-out teenager,” he said of the Twitter commenters. “But almost constantly it’s someone who’s bio says ‘Proud father of two!’ And has some high-end job. You’re raising children and yet you’re bashing me about putting women in my movie?”
The new Ghostbusters will star, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones and hits theaters July 22, 2016.
What do you think of the cast? I was excited to see a reboot with ladies especially considering the amazing cast of women they chose!