Kristen Wiig has said she was taken by surprise after online trolls mounted a campaign against the new female-fronted remake of cult 80s favourite Ghostbusters.
http://www.lgmtools.comSpeaking to the Los Angeles Times, the star and Oscar-nominated co-writer of Bridesmaids said that she had not expected the film, in which she will co-star with Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, to attract such ire.
“The fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me,” said Wiig. “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 honouring those moviesaul Feig: Ghostbusters reboot criticism is 'vile, misogynistic ***'
The Bridesmaids director has hit back at detractors who said the announcement of his all-female Ghostbusters had destroyed their childhoods
In March, the new Ghostbusters director Paul Feig, who also directed Wiig and McCarthy in Bridesmaids, described criticism of the remake as “some of the most vile, misogynistic *** I’ve ever seen in my life”. Ernie Hudson, who played Winston Zeddemore in the 1984 version of the film, found himself embroiled in the controversy in 2014, after calling the remake “a bad idea”. However, he swiftly backtracked and now has a part in the film.