Melissa McCarthy has chosen a wig for Ghostbusters

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 May 2015
Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy has chosen a wig for the 'Ghostbusters' reboot, which she says she is "wildly excited" about starring in

Melissa McCarthy has chosen a wig for the 'Ghostbusters' reboot.

The 44-year-old actress was announced as a cast member for the all-female version of the movie back in January and revealed she has already picked out a hair-piece which she thinks suits the role and sent a photo of it to director Paul Feig because she is "wildly excited" about the film.

She said: "I'm wildly excited about it. I've already sent Paul a picture of my wig. I start everything with a wig."

The star - who has daughters Vivian, eight, and Georgette, five, with her husband, fellow actor and comedian Ben Falcone - also teased the "awesome" movie, set to be released in 2016, and gushed about her co-star Kristen Wiig, who she previously starred alongside in the hit comedy 'Bridesmaids'.

She told Stylist magazine: "It's just so awesome. I saw her recently and we were reading through the script. She's truly one of the funniest and nicest women I have ever met in my life."

And while Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones will also feature in the much-anticipated film, Paul recently revealed Melissa will play the "leader" in the sci-fi comedy film.

He said: "Melissa is sort of the leader of the group, but everybody will be equal. I just love a deep bench like this. Every one of those women is strong and so funny. The hardest thing is going to be ... keeping all of their stuff in the movie."


  • 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.