Rick Moranis Explains Why He's Not in the New 'Ghostbusters' Film: It Didn't Appeal to Me

by Alex Ungerman 6:13 PM PDT, October 07, 2015
Photo: Columbia Pictures

The all-female Ghostbusters reboot is bringing back almost all of the original stars, but not Rick Moranis.

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the star from the original 1984 movie says, "I wish them well," but ultimately decided to turn down a walk-on role in the new film.

"I hope it's terrific. But it just makes no sense to me," the actor explained. "Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?"

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"I took a break, which turned into a longer break," he continued. "But I'm interested in anything that I would find interesting. I still get the occasional query about a film or television role."

"As soon as one comes along that piques my interest, I'll probably do it," Moranis said. "[But Ghostbusters] didn't appeal to me."

Meanwhile, the new movie, due out next year, is looking like it will be dope AF! Not only will Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, suit up as the stars of the film, but original cast members Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson will also appear in the reboot!

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And just last week, director Paul Feig announced that Sigourney Weaver (who Moranis locked lips with in the original movie!!) would also join the reboots star-studded cast.

"Gang, trying to keep surprises but this is about to leak, so I'll tell you myself: the awesome Sigourney Weaver is going to be in our movie," Feig excitedly tweeted.

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And while Moranis no longer has passion for the project, the actor was in high spirits when ET caught up with him and his co-stars at the Ghostbusters premiere back in 1984. The star seemed smitten by his lip-lock with Weaver, explaining that if he ever saw a ghost, he'd react, "The same way I did when I kissed Sigourney Weaver."

Watch below to throw it back to the original Ghostbusters premiere.