Now that Kristen Wiig has finished filming the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, she’s ready to talk about the backlash against the upcoming film. As some of you may remember, when Paul Feig confirmed he was directing this movie, thousands of online trolls came out to say, “WHAT? WOMEN CAN’T FIGHT GHOSTS!”
People truly thought that putting women in the lead roles would ruin the classic film. They weren’t worried about the script, the director, or anything else that actually matters when it comes to making a movie. They just didn’t want those ladies leaving their stations inside the kitchen.
This obviously upset Kristen Wiig, who will star in the movie. During an interview with the LA Times, the actress talked about how bummed out she was…
“The fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me. Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women. It didn’t make me mad, it just really bummed me out. We’re really honoring those movies.”
Hopefully that quote will make those haters feel bad, especially since she pulled the whole, “I’m not mad…I’m just disappointed.” card.
Paul Feig wasn’t as nice. Back in March, he told Variety that internet bullies wrote “some of the most vile, misogynistic s— I’ve ever seen in my life,” adding that most of the time it wasn’t even some silly teenager.
“But almost constantly it’s someone who’s bio says ‘Proud father of two!’ And has some high-end job. You’re raising children and yet you’re bashing me about putting women in my movie?”
You can watch Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy in action when the reboot hits theaters July 22, 2016.