Emma Stone could have been one of the four ladies the world will soon know as the female Ghostbusters, but as it turns out, the star turned down the role because she wasn’t ready to be a part of another “whole thing.”
In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Stone addressed those Ghostbusters rumors head on, telling journalist Josh Eells why she passed on one of the highly-coveted roles.
“The script was really funny,” she said. “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.”
Emma was probably more right than she knows. Original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman previously revealed he wanted to expand the universe saying, “We want to expand the Ghostbusters universe in ways that will include different films, TV shows, merchandise, all things that are part of modern filmed entertainment. This is a branded entertainment, a scary supernatural premise mixed with comedy. Paul Feig’s film will be the first version of that, shooting in June to come out in July, 2016. He’s got four of the funniest women in the world, and there will be other surprises to come. The second film has a wonderful idea that builds on that. Drew will start writing and the hope is to be ready for the Russo Brothers’ next window next summer to shoot, with the movie coming out the following hear. It’s just the beginning of what I hope will be a lot of wonderful movies.” If this were to happen, it means Emma would have definitely signed on for a “whole thing”.