If there's a steady paycheck in it, he'll believe anything you say, but if he finds out he's losing his paycheck altogether, turns out ol' Winston Zeddemore gets pretty incredulous about things. So, with the news that an all-female Ghostbusters will restart the series and, thus, not require the previous stars, actor Ernie Hudson is speaking out against any version that would include women instead of, say, Ernie Hudson.
"I heard it was going to be a total reboot, and that it would have nothing to do with the other two movies," Hudson told The Telegraph. "If it has nothing to do with the other two movies, and it's all female, then why are you calling it Ghostbusters?" Then, what began as a fair enough point about this film and reboots in general turned creepy, and not in a creepy spectral locomotive sense.
"I love females," he elaborated. "I hope that if they go that way at least they'll be funny, and if they're not funny at least hopefully it'll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that's great."
Still, despite his hopes for funniness or sexiness, the near-septuagenerian remains set in his old ways, and he firmly maintains there should always be a man around to partake in either the humor or erotica of ghost-busting. He added, "...all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don't think the fans want to see that." And to be fair, Hudson does meet fans quite a bit--at pretty much any event where they might pay him for an autograph.
Nonetheless, he does accept that, just as he missed the mark on when the world was ending, he might be wrong about this. "Maybe it will come out and be the most amazing thing, but in my opinion I think it would be wrong to do another movie that didn't include the guys," the actor added, before getting to the real point of his whole screed. "And that didn't include me!"
So, please, Paul Feig, at least include Ernie Hudson in some way. Maybe this time he can close the film with his new catchphrase, "I love females"?