While the world seems divided about the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, there are two groups that have been friends all along: the casts. Don’t believe us? On Wednesday night, the original cast of Ghostbusters joined the female dream-team on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and it was a full-on lovefest.
While the original Ghostbusters, which came out in 1984, is a comedic masterpiece, there’s no reason that the all-female reboot wouldn’t be as good. Just listen to Dan Aykroyd, who not only starred in the original, but also co-wrote the script.
“We’re really, really happy,” he told Jimmy. “These women performers are great and all the guys in the movie are just fine too.”
“The girls are amazing and really, really funny,” added Ernie Hudson, another original cast member.
That doesn’t mean they weren’t nervous — who wouldn’t be nervous if your passion project was in someone else’s hands? In fact, people had tried to reimagine Ghostbusters before, but Bill Murray explained that there was a specific reason he was A-OK with this one.
“It was only because these girls were funny,” he said. “When you see the film, you think ‘are these girls gonna pull it off?’ There’s no quit in these girls, this is a tough movie to pull off, it’s a big concept, there’s a lot on the plate, there’s a lot of expectations.”
By the end, Bill said they were “screaming, cheering like at a sporting event.” We have a feeling that we’ll be having a similar reaction once the film hits theaters on July 15th.
Of course, no Ghostbusters celebration is complete without the iconic theme song, so the two casts ended their interview by dancing to the music that stole our hearts all those years ago. We’re confident that, once the film is released, we’ll fall in love all over again.