Everyone was talking about the Saturday Night Live anniversary special, and it was certainly a memorable experience for viewers worldwide, but not everything worth remembering was caught live on camera. For instance, there was this picture that brought together the stars of the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot in a spur of the moment photograph, posted to Leslie Jones’ Twitter account, reports NBC Bay Area.
The picture featured cast members Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Ghostbusters reboot director Paul Feig had also attended the Saturday Night Live event, but had unfortunately been elsewhere at the time this moment had been immortalized. Although the photograph gathering all four Ghostbusters together was taken at the show’s afterparty, each of the four women had appeared separately throughout the live event, according to Cinema Blend.
“Kristen Wiig appeared a few times in ‘The Californians’ and opposite Fred Armisen in a ‘Garth and Kat’ bit; Melissa McCarthy came out during Steve Martin’s opening monologue and crashed ‘Weekend Update’ dressed up as Matt Foley (which was made famous by the late Chris Farley); Leslie Jones introduced the montage of hilarious SNL auditions by past and present cast members; and McKinnon donned her now famous Justin Bieber persona for ‘Celebrity Jeopardy.'”
It seems as though the Ghostbusters cast is already building on the chemistry they will need to develop between them if the Ghostbusters reboot is going to be anywhere near as successful as the original Ghostbusters, which had been followed up with one sequel and a long-running animated series, entitled The Real Ghostbusters. If that Saturday Night Live afterparty was any indication, it seems those four ladies are eager and determined to make the Ghostbusters reboot a memorable and enjoyable experience for the cast as well as for the fans.
Feig and the Ghostbusters cast are all looking forward to the summer, when the reboot will begin shooting in New York City, in spite of criticism from fans concerning the direction the Ghostbusters reboot has taken. Specifically, fans have taken to Twitter with disparaging comments that border on misogynist statements, declaring that the all-female Ghostbusters cast would essentially ruin their childhoods.
“Women ruin everything. The right to vote should be revoked from women, that would fix numerous things,” one “fan” in particular posted to Leslie Jones’ Twitter account.
Undaunted, Ms. Jones replied, “U R an idiot. Do you think that about your mother, your sister or how about your daughter? You don’t want that said to them, do you?”
The man behind the Ghostbusters reboot was a little more diplomatic, regardless of the abhorrent sexism news of the reboot has produced. Paul Feig expressed his good will fittingly on New Year’s Eve.
“Happy New Year to everybody, even the Ghostbusters reboot haters. I love you all. I promise I will try not to ruin your childhoods.”
Not everyone is hating on the all-female cast. Ghostbusters‘ alum Dan Aykroyd applauded Paul Feig’s decision to take the reboot in this new direction.