Chris Hemsworth's Ghostbuster laughs

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 April 2016
Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth struggled to keep a straight face on the set of 'Ghostbusters' because his co-stars were so funny

Chris Hemsworth kept "cracking up" while filming 'Ghostbusters'.

The 32-year-old actor - who plays receptionist Kevin in the upcoming reboot - couldn't keep a straight face because his co-stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon were so funny in their improvisations.

He said: "There's some nice role reversal there and I'm such a fan of those women.

"During shooting I spent more time cracking up and trying to keep a straight face, and there'll be more outtakes from that than anything else I've ever made.

"This is highly improvised work - they just kept the camera rolling for hours."

Chris was initially opposed to the idea of a remake of the 80s classic, but when he heard about the gender role-reversal, he was desperate to be involved.

He admitted: "When I heard they were doing a male 'Ghostbusters' I thought, 'No they can't do that, it's sacrilegious, it can't be remade.'

"Then when I heard it was being done with a different spin and a female cast, I knew it was going to be something unique. So when I was offered it, I immediately thought, 'Awesome'."

The Australian hunk can next be seen in 'Snow White and the Huntsman' prequel 'Huntsman: Winter's War' and was pleased he got an opportunity to return to the saga.

He told Gay Times magazine: "I loved the script the first time round and it came right off the back of 'Thor'.

"There were things I liked that we achieved and things I thought we could have done better in the next one.

"So having another opportunity means you really get to explore things that you may have missed.

"This time round, there's a lot more humour and a larger sense of fun and adventure to it. The first film definitely had a darker palette and style."


  • 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.