Kristin Wiig Admits She Was 'Bummed' by All-Female 'Ghostbusters' Backlash


This spirit catcher is “bummed” about the controversy that followed the announcement of an all-female “Ghostbusters” remake that is set to come out next year.

While promoting her film Nasty Baby, Kristen Wiig got candid about the backlash surrounding the film and how shocking it has been.

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“The fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me,” she told the LA Times. “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.”

One surprising celeb that didn’t find the remake “appealing” was Rick Moranis, who will be the only original cast member not to appear in the 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?"

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

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Despite her distaste for the haters, Wiig has nothing but positive things to say about the film that teamed her up with her Bridesmaids co-star, Melissa McCarthy, and Saturday Night Live cast members, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.

"[Shooting] was a little over three months and it was so, so fun," Wiig told ET. "I'm excited about it."

To see the star talk about what made filming “one of the best times ever," watch the video below.