Kristen Wiig 'bummed out' over Ghostbusters 'controversy'

Kristen Wiig admits she is "bummed out" by the "controversy" surrounding the female-led remake of popular film 'Ghostbusters'

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Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig is "bummed out" by the controversy surrounding the 'Ghostbusters' remake.

The 42-year-old actress is set to star in a female-fronted remake of the popular movie and is sad to hear people are unhappy about the new direction.

She told the Los Angeles Times newspaper: "The fact there was so much controversy because we were women was surprising to me.

"Some people said some really not nice things about the fact that there were women. It didn't make me mad, it just really bummed me out. We're really honouring those movies."

Meanwhile, the 'Bridesmaids' star previously admitted she finds it hard for people to take her acting seriously.

She said: "I always say people know you how they know you and I think people know me probably from 'SNL' and 'Bridesmaids'. I've done a couple of things that have been dramatic and sometimes I get frustrated because ... there was a scene I shot once where it was like, 'Oh this woman is so sad that she's doing this thing' and when we screened it people laughed.

"I was really nervous about that with ['Welcome to Me'] because I know that there's some really dark moments and there's some really funny moments and it's kind of up to the audience to interpret them."

Ghostbusters

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 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.

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