Why Emma Stone Turned Down Role In Ghostbusters Reboot?

Posted: Jun 17 2015, 4:57pm CDT | by , Updated: Jun 17 2015, 5:06pm CDT, in News | Latest Celebrity News


Why Emma Stone Turned down Role in Ghostbusters Reboot
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"I'm interested in things that are really scary and ambitious lately, Emma says

Ghostbusters 3 is one of the most highly-anticipated reboots right now and many thought that Emma Stone could be a perfect choice for an all-female Ghostbusters. But despite being approached by the studio, the 26-year old actress just passed on it.

In a recent interview with Wall Street Journal, Emma Stone revealed why she did say no to the Ghostbusters 3.

“The script was really funny. It just didn’t feel like the right time for me,” Emma said. “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.” She explained. “There’s this insane thing that happens where you get to a point where you start not just doing things because you’re lucky to have gotten the job but you actually start making choices.”

“I’m interested in things that are really scary and ambitious lately.” Emma added.

When Bill Murray, the original Ghostbuster, shared his dream picks for the upcoming Ghostbusters cast, Emma Stone’s name was also included in it.

“Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny. I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.” Bill Murray suggested last year when rumors were circulating about the making of a Ghostbusters reboot.

Nevertheless, two of the names mentioned by Bill Murray are actually a part of the upcoming movie. Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are starring in the reboot alongside “The Thor” star Chris Hemsworth, who is playing the role of receptionist in the third and latest installment of the Ghostbusters series.

The original film and its sequel, which was released in 1984 and 1989 respectively, featured Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Rick Moranis. Their roles in the famous comedy film will be taken on by the above-mentioned actresses. Paul Feig will be the director as well as the writer of the follow up.

The film is scheduled to release in July 22, 2016.

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