Bill Murray Explains Why He’s Doing Ghostbusters Cameo

Bill Murray has opened up about why he agreed to shoot a cameo for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot.

Murray, who played Peter Venkman in the original and sequel, told Vulture why he will appear in the female-led outing.

“They were incredibly nice to ask me, and I really enjoyed being there. They have such a jolly group, and they are going to have great success with this project. I didn’t want to overshadow them or anything, and I feel really good about it.”

“I like those girls a lot. I mean, I really do. They are tough to say no to. And Paul is a real nice fellow.”

He will not be reprising his role as Venkman, but instead reportedly playing a spiritual medium who attempts to debunk the Ghostbusters work.

“I thought about it for a very long time. Like, many, many months. No, that’s not right. I was seriously thinking about this for years, really. It kept eating at me, and I really respect those girls. And then I started to feel like if I didn’t do this movie, maybe somebody would write a bad review or something, thinking there was some sort of disapproval [on my part].”

Ghostbusters stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as the spirit-fighting team, with Chris Hemsworth as the team’s receptionist. The film releases on 15 July 2016.


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