ELLE Magazine’s will be releasing their first “Women in Comedy” issue in July and features the leading ladies of the upcoming ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot.
Kristin Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon look fabulous on their respective covers, which hits newsstands on June 21. Check it out!
“I get so psychotically attached to all of my characters, and I fight for them in probably the most annoying way. I hear myself saying to Ben or Paul [Feig, Ghostbusters’director], “She wouldn’t phrase it that way.” I know it’s such an actory thing, but I feel it to my core: I have to represent the woman I’m getting to be. Even if she’s fictitious, she’s always real to me: three-dimensional, flawed, loving, screwed-up, as real women are.” – interviewed by Brian Atwood
“I just knew that I was funny, and I knew that it was just a matter of time. I didn’t know what was going to actually happen—this is definitely way bigger than I thought—but I knew there was no way I was going to be that funny and nobody was going to notice it.” – interviewed by Ben Dickinson
“I came to a reckoning that [pretending to be other people] is in fact such a real, huge chunk of the way I communicate. I thought it was something I was putting on to disguise something else, but it’s not.” So, what she’s saying is that in real life McKinnon is, in fact, Justin Bieber?, Goodman writes. “That is what I am telling you, yes.” – interviewed by Lizzy Goodman
Wiig’s interview with SNL alum Will Ferrell:
Will Ferrell: “So, Saturday Night Live. What was the first thing you got to do on the show? Was it all almost too enormous to be nervous?”
Kristen Wiig: “My very first show I got on something that I wrote. I was weirdly less nervous for that than I was for the first sketch I was in, which was about someone being pregnant in their butt. I think it was Poehler, and we had a baby shower for her and –”
WF: “God, that’s good.”
KW: “I was scared that I was going to freeze or swear or pass out.”
Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!
The cast includes: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Andy Garcia, Michael K. Williams, Matt Walsh, Neil Casey and Cecily Strong. Cameos from original Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver.
‘Ghostbusters’ hits theaters on July 15th, 2016.