Melissa McCarthy pays tribute to 'remarkable' Ghostbusters women

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 August 2015
Melissa McCarthy (Twitter)

Melissa McCarthy (Twitter)

'Ghostbusters' star Melissa McCarthy has paid a Twitter tribute to the "remarkable women" of the new movie

Melissa McCarthy has paid a Twitter tribute to the "remarkable women" of the new 'Ghostbusters' movie.

The 45-year-old actress stars alongside Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon in the female-led reboot of the iconic sci-fi franchise and has taken to her social media account to hail the movie's crew.

Addressing the message to chat show host Ellen DeGeneres - who recently fronted a campaign about female empowerment - she wrote: "3 cheers to Ellen from all the remarkable women of #Ghostbusters.When we stand together we are unstoppable!#GirlPower (sic)"

In the accompanying image, all members of the crew can be seen holding signs with their individuals roles written on them.

Meanwhile, it emerged earlier this month that Bill Murray is to make an appearance in the eagerly-awaited reboot, having been spotted on the set of the movie.

The actor - who starred in the two earlier movies in the franchise, in 1984 and 1989 - had previously distanced himself from links to the film, saying his reluctance was tied to the fact the second 'Ghostbusters' movie was less well received than the original.

By contrast, Emma Stone admitted she declined the chance to appear in the film because it was too "big" a commitment.

She said: "The script was really funny. It just didn't feel like the right time for me.

"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."


  • 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.