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Ernie Hudson: “I Was Pleasantly Surprised by Ghostbusters Reboot”

Ernie Hudson: “I Was Pleasantly Surprised by Ghostbusters Reboot”


Ernie Hudson has filmed his cameo appearance for the upcoming all-female reboot of Ghostbusters!

Ernie, 70, who portrayed Winston Zeddemore in the 1984 film, was happy to support the new cast and feels confident the remake will be as good as the original.

“They’re extraordinarily funny and there’s a great chemistry with them,” he told People magazine. “I think it’s going to be very good. The script I knew was good. I knew the special effects would be amazing. But I was really pleasantly surprised to see how the women kind of gelled together.”

In the much anticipated remake, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are busting the ghosts, with Chris Hemsworth and Andy Garcia also featuring.

Director Paul Feig has recruited many of the faces from the first two films for roles too, with Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Annie Potts and Dan Aykroyd all making appearances.

Ernie added that all of cameos “come in at quite different times” throughout the film.

Previously, Ernie appeared to have misjudged the public mood when he described the idea of an all-female cast as a “bad idea.” He also said he did not “think the fans want to see that” and suggested that if women were involved, “if they’re not funny, at least hopefully it’ll be sexy.”

The actor later issued a statement in which he praised the remake: “Four fiercely funny, foxy, females busting ghosts… phenomenal!”

Besides Ghostbusters, Ernie has appeared in The Crow, Miss Congeniality and also stars in the Netflix TV show Grace and Frankie alongside Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

Ghostbusters is slated for release in July 2016.

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