Gillian Anderson begs Paul Feig for Ghostbusters role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 October 2014
Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson

'X-Files' actress Gillian Anderson has begged the 'Ghostbusters 3' director Paul Feig for a role in his all-female reboot

Gillian Anderson has begged the 'Ghostbusters 3' director to hire her.

The 46-year-old actress took part in a Reddit 'Ask Me Anything' on Sunday (12.10.14) and she admitted that she was very interested in getting a role in the film reboot which features an all-female cast.

When asked what she thought of project, Gillian made a plea to the movie's director, Paul Feig.

She wrote: "OH MY GOD, I just looked it up online. Paul Feig, cast me now! Start a Twitter petition! I'm free!!!!! I'm free I'm free and I'm funny, goddamnit! (sic)"

Another Redditor then joked about creating a petition to help the 'X-Files' star, to which she replied: "MAKE IT HAPPEN!!"

Gillian also hinted that a third 'X-Files' film could be in the works. When asked if the rumours about a sequel where true, she cryptically wrote: "Uh....uh... uh... Sorta kinda. Keep your ears to the ground. (sic)"

Paul - who also directed 'Bridesmaids' - confirmed on Wednesday (08.10.14) that he would be directing the 'Ghostbusters' film with the help of 'The Heat' writer Katie Dippold.

At the time he tweeted: "It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call."


  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon
  • UK release: 11 July 2016

Physicist Erin (Wiig) finds herself teaming up with estranged high school pal Abby (McCarthy) and her eccentric engineer Jillian (McKinnon) in search of ghosts. Marred only by excessive reverence for the original, it's a spirited, funny and touching reboot which sticks two fingers up at sexist trolls.