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Kristen Wiig Defends Female 'Ghostbusters': The Backlash 'Really Bummed Me Out'

Kristen Wiig Defends Female 'Ghostbusters': The Backlash 'Really Bummed Me Out'

Kristen Wiig is defending her upcoming all-female reboot of Ghostbusters after more critics have come forward.

“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,” the 42-year-old actress told the LA Times after critics came forward about the movie being redone with women.

“I think the fact that people keep asking [if women are funny] implies that it’s something we need to explain or defend. If [people] would watch movies or look at comedy and see how many talented, funny women are out there and have been since the beginning of time, people would stop asking that,” Kristen continued. “The other side of it is we’re still not there as far as opportunities. But, people are doing the work.”

See photos of Kristen, along with Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, and Leslie Jones filming Ghostbusters last month in NYC…

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  • Jean Morel

    The backlash had nothing to do with people thinking women aren’t funny. At least not for 90% of the people who’ve criticized the idea behind this film.

  • Arx

    Maybe its because people don’t think you’re funny…

  • smooshy

    I hate remakes and I don’t think Kristin Wig is all that funny. Women in Hollywood make it sound soooooooooooooooooooo dramatic that they get 3 million less than the lead actor.

  • Baseliner

    the backlash is because no wants this movie to be remade! i hate when women use being a women for why they are not successful.

  • FerCat

    They seem to have gone out of their way to make the fans of original film to hate this. Not to mention much of the male demographic.

    This is more a statement rather than a movie.

  • Just Saying

    The backlash is not because people think “women aren’t funny” its because no one wanted this film to be rebooted. she talks as if no one laughed their asses off in bridesmaids…

  • NancySpungenWasPunk

    THIS MOVIE IS GOING TO SUCK SO BADLY~
    KRISTEN WIIG WAS FUNNY IN SMALL DOSES ON SNL
    MCGRUBER SHE WAS ACTUALLY FUNNY
    BUT THIS- UGH!
    BRIDESMAIDS WAS VERY OVERRATED
    SO SAD THAT HOLLYWOOD CANNOT DO ORIGINALS
    THEY NEED TO REMAKE MOVIES THAT ARE CLASSICS INTO CRAP-SICS!

  • buttercream

    I’m telling you right now, this movie is going to be trash. Not because they’re women, but because 99% of the movies today are pure trash.

  • Firefly15

    I haven’t liked anything I seen or heard about this movie. I hope this trainwreck flops next Summer. Screw this garbage!

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  • PirateGurl

    Totally agree, we need new people in Hollywood from the actors to the directors and especially the writers, can’t they write an original script, they have remade almost every classic movie possible and none of them are good.

  • Derp

    I think that if you get the highest paid actor and compare with highest most paid actress, the difference will be like 20 million, at least

    It’ like only the 12º most highest paid actor can compare with the highest paid actress

  • Derp

    I really want to see this movie, and I hardly doubt people would do those complaints if they did a remake with men, look at Spider Man, will get the third reboot in less than 20 years, and people is don’t complaining at all

  • Joolz

    I don’t want a remake of these films either but if there was going to be I’d rather have men or atleast better women. I can’t stand any of these women! I will definitely NOT be watching this garbage!

  • Joolz

    I don’t want a remake of these films either but if there was going to be I’d rather have men or atleast better women. I can’t stand any of these women! I will definitely NOT be watching this garbage!

  • Joolz

    I don’t want a remake of these films either but if there was going to be I’d rather have men or atleast better women. I can’t stand any of these women! I will definitely NOT be watching this garbage!

  • Joolz

    I don’t want a remake of these films either but if there was going to be I’d rather have men or atleast better women. I can’t stand any of these women! I will definitely NOT be watching this garbage!

  • Joolz

    I don’t want a remake of these films either but if there was going to be I’d rather have men or atleast better women. I can’t stand any of these women! I will definitely NOT be watching this garbage!

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