Shortly after it was confirmed in October that Sony's new Ghostbusters reboot will feature an all-female cast, original Ghostbusters star Ernie Hudson said in an interview that he thought it was "a bad idea." Earlier this week, the cast was confirmed, with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon taking on the lead roles. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ernie Hudson has changed his tune, calling the new cast "phenomenal." Here's what he had to say below.
"Four fiercely funny, foxy, females busting ghosts ... phenomenal!"
The Hollywood Reporter asked the actor's publicist to clarify his sudden change of opinion on the reboot, but no response was received. Oddly enough, yesterday, the actor responded to the casting news in a tweet that was later deleted, stating, "Two Words: no comment." He did, however send out another tweet today, where he reiterated his statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
"It really is a solid cast of funny, talented women."
Original Ghostbusters star and co-writer Dan Aykroyd, who was once writing the script for this sequel before director Paul Feig took over and made it a female reboot, also praised the cast yesterday. We may never know what changed Ernie Hudson's mind about the Ghostbusters reboot, but it seems that now he is fully on board with the cast. What do you think about Ernie Hudson's comments? Take a look at his tweets, and then chime in with your thoughts.
Breaking news in The Wrap today: It really is a solid cast of funny, talented women. http://t.co/8UXtI5HzNf— Ernie Hudson (@Ernie_Hudson) January 29, 2015