When the all-female ‘Ghostbusters‘ film was released back in 2016, it sparked a lot of controversy, mainly from angry dudes online who thought women couldn’t possibly kill ghosts.
Chris Hemsworth played a clueless receptionist in the movie, and most everyone loved seeing his comedic side. Even the angry trolls liked his performance.
But in a new interview with Variety, Hemsworth revealed he almost pulled out of the movie at the last minute.
The night before I was shooting, I almost pulled out. Three or four weeks prior, Paul said to me, ‘I’m going to write up the character. Don’t worry.’ And then I got the script and nothing had changed.
Hemsworth’s agent set up a last minute meeting with director Paul Feig, and he assured the actor that there would be “a lot to do” via improvisation.
“I was really scared walking onto that set. I had no real plan, so I was just feeding off of them, and I just felt ridiculous. So I used that,” Hemsworth told the magazine.
By the way, he would have loved to film a sequel, and he’s still mad that the “online fanboys” slammed the movie online without giving it a chance…
That whole period I was like, ‘What ownership do you guys have over those characters? Oh, you watched the film, therefore you should have a say over where it goes?’ I thought it was very unfortunate and kind of disappointing.