The most anticipated all-female Ghostbusters reboot role, Paul Feig, was turned down by Emma Stone. Paul Feig first announced that the “Spiderman” actress is one of the dream casts of “Ghostbusters 3,” and many were expecting that she will give a nod to the role as Ghostbuster. She would be a perfect leading lady in the said film because she is not just beautiful and gorgeous, she’s funny.
Bill Murray, the original cast of “Ghostbusters,” also would love to see her in the film. There’s no doubt that many were surprised, and some are disappointed when Feig revealed in January that Stone is not in the final casting.
The 26-year-old actress discussed in Wall Street Journal Magazine interview:
“The script was really funny,” said Stone.
“It just didn’t feel like the right time for me. A franchise is a big commitment — it’s a whole thing. I think maybe I need a minute before I dive back into that water.”
The busy star explains in the interview that she had hesitations about accepting the role of another fictional character from a big franchise. She said that she might give in to studio’s interest to if she will be playing a villain, a character that falls out of her wheelhouse. That would be amazing,” she said in the same interview. “I would love that.”
On the other hand, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig announced that they have accepted the all-female Ghostbuster roles. Bill Murray also hand-picked them for the said movie that is scheduled to hit theaters next year.
In the meantime, although we can’t see her take the funny role as a female Ghostbuster, Stone has a very busy schedule from musical to big movie projects. She just completed her Broadway stint in “Cabaret” as Sally Bowles. Her second film with Woody Allen, “Irrational Man,” will be released on July 17.
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