The other day I posted about my outing to the Sony Pictures Lot and how I got to meet with Ivan Reitman at Ghost Corps.I didn’t think it was even possible but the following day was even more exciting!, I was invited to attend Ghostbusters press conference at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Guess what was parked outside again? We sat with Paul Reig, Katie Dippold, Ivan Reitman, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. What an incredible group! (Sadly, Kristen Wigg was ill that day).
They literally kept each other in stitches the entire time and if none of us were there to ask questions they probably would’ve kept at it all night. Their chemistry and love for each other was so evident and obvious in the room, which clearly translated onto the Big Screen. (Don’t worry, that’s not a spoiler!)
These 4 ladies (including Kristen) are probably the most hilarious group of women that could’ve been cast for this reboot! The first question they responded to was “How much fun was the film to make?” I think Melissa McCarthy summed it up pretty well when she answered, “If that’s like a day at the office (Oh my G-d) then this is a pretty good deal!” Kate and Leslie chimed in too with funny metaphors relating to the filming being like “camp” and talking about all the fun they had at this “camp”. I don’t think these ladies stopped laughing the entire time which made all of us continue to giggle right along with them.
Then came the question for Mr. Reitman that was probably a great part of the world wanted to know….”Why now is the ‘right time’ for a new Ghostbusters?” to which he responded, “I think so, particularly as told by these 4 extraordinary women. It was remarkable to be there and to watch it. It’s something we all wanted to continue but never managed to talk each other into for about 20 years. Suddenly to see it happen again under the Paul Reig’s direction was just a great thrill”
Katie talked about what it was like to write with Paul Feig and said, “When Paul first asked me to write it with him, my brain exploded because I loved the original so much. The second Paul cast these women it was a huge sigh of relief because I think they’re amazing and make everything funnier so that made everything so much easier”Paul also spoke about working with the ladies in the cast saying, “I just try to stay out of their way. We put the script together, which is like a road map and we know what we need out of each scene but then how we get there, that’s the fun we have of letting these four ladies just go for it!”
There was so much hilarious content in this interview that I included the link above (that black bar) so you can listen to it in its entirety. However, I want to close this by sharing how excited I got, and leaned in immediately, when Ivan was asked, “When will we see the next Ghostbusters?” He responded with, “Soon” but also added, “Last time I said that, it took 20 years!”.
Well, I’m going to hold out hope that a sequel will surface much sooner than 20 years. There’s just no question about whether you should see this film or not…YOU SHOULD! Ghostbusters opens nationwide in theaters on July 15! Will you be there to see it? I know we’ll be seeing it again!
Oh, and go have some fun making your very own Ghostbusters BitMoji!. Look how cute mine turned out! You can download the app in the iTunes store for free.
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