Last night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” the old and new casts of “Ghostbusters” reunited to promote Paul Feig’s upcoming reboot. During the segment, Kimmel brought up the sexist backlash against the reboot to Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, saying that there are men who say they can’t make a female “Ghostbusters” because “only men can fight imaginary ghosts in a make-believe movie.” McCarthy sarcastically describes the trolls as “terrific fellas” and says that after they write hurtful comments online, “their mom’s like, ‘Get upstairs and take out the garbage! You’re 45 years old!'” Kimmel agrees and also notes that they already received the approval of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson by appearing in the film, so “who gives a crap about anybody else at that point.” Watch the clip above.
Melissa McCarthy is best known for her roles in films like “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat,” “Tammy,” and most recently “Spy.” She also co-starred in popular TV shows like “Gilmore Girls,” which is returning as a limited series on Netflix, and the CBS sitcom “Mike and Molly.” Meanwhile, Paul Feig is best known for creating the cult teen series “Freaks and Geeks,” as well as directing commercially successful films starring McCarthy.
The new “Ghostbusters” film opens nationwide on July 15th.