Production on director Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot starts in Boston this week, with a cast that includes two comedy superstars (Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy) and two up and coming actresses (Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon). Before that cast was finalized, though, there were a number of other contenders in the mix, one of whom was Emma Stone, with emails leaked from the Sony hack indicating that she "wanted in." During a new interview, the actress revealed why she ultimately turned down a role in the highly-anticipated female Ghostbusters reboot, and it had nothing to do with the quality of the script.
"The script was really funny. It just didn't feel like the right time for me. A franchise is a big commitment-it's a whole thing. I think maybe I need a minute before I dive back into that water."
The actress is coming off a franchise herself, starring in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man and last year's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which failed to live up to lofty expectations and lead to Sony doing a second franchise reboot. Still, Emma Stone is keeping quite busy, with her new Woody Allen movie Irrational Man debuting next month as she prepares to start shooting director Damien Chazelle's (Whiplash) musical La La Land, alongside Ryan Gosling. Would you have liked to see Emma Stone starring as one of the new Ghostbusters?