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Emma Stone explains why she turned down Ghostbusters role

06.18.2015

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Before the main cast was officially announced, it was reported that Sony was eyeing Emma Stone to play one of the female Ghostbusters in the upcoming Paul Feig-directed reboot. The Sony hack revealed the studio did want the actress for GHOSTBUSTERS, but as you know, she's not going to be in the film. During an interview with WSJ, Stone said she turned down the role, and explained why she passed on GHOSTBUSTERS.

The script was really funny. It just didn’t feel like the right time for me. A franchise is a big commitment—it’s a whole thing. I think maybe I need a minute before I dive back into that water.

It sounds like THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN movies may have given Emma Stone a case of franchise fatigue. I can't say I blame her for not wanting to be involved with another big movie franchise (right now, anyway), especially with the backlash the all-female reboot has received. Are you disappointed Stone won't be in GHOSTBUSTERS?

Paul Feig will start shooting GHOSTBUSTERS later this week in Boston for its July 22, 2016 release.

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5:28AM on 06/19/2015
She's too busy whoring herself out for cosmetics companies.
She's too busy whoring herself out for cosmetics companies.
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11:08PM on 06/18/2015

I'm disappointed Stone wasn't......

....the female lead for 50 Shades Of Gray. I would have paid money to see that film!
....the female lead for 50 Shades Of Gray. I would have paid money to see that film!
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5:31PM on 06/18/2015
Smartest choice she has ever made in her career. No one wants or cares about the Ghostbusters reboot
Smartest choice she has ever made in her career. No one wants or cares about the Ghostbusters reboot
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5:19PM on 06/18/2015

As others mentioned, that's a very professional answer

methinks Emma Stone took one look at the script, went "Hell no!" and she's being professional because you don't burn your bridges in Hollywood.

I really like her as an actress (especially in comedies) and I hope this leads to bigger and better things for her.
methinks Emma Stone took one look at the script, went "Hell no!" and she's being professional because you don't burn your bridges in Hollywood.

I really like her as an actress (especially in comedies) and I hope this leads to bigger and better things for her.
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1:53PM on 06/18/2015
Emma is just being professional with her answer. I'm pretty sure she wanted to say, "I'm not going to join a crap movie that will put a stain on the original movies."
Emma is just being professional with her answer. I'm pretty sure she wanted to say, "I'm not going to join a crap movie that will put a stain on the original movies."
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1:53PM on 06/18/2015
Too bad, her being part of the cast would have made me more excited.
Too bad, her being part of the cast would have made me more excited.
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12:17PM on 06/18/2015
Even though this movie is very unnecessary, she would have made it tolerable. Who knows, maybe all of the crap from the Amazing Spider-Man films drained her out.
Even though this movie is very unnecessary, she would have made it tolerable. Who knows, maybe all of the crap from the Amazing Spider-Man films drained her out.
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12:07PM on 06/18/2015

I would actually care about this shitty movie if Emma was attached...

She was the best part of TASM and would have made this ghostbusters remake watchable.
She was the best part of TASM and would have made this ghostbusters remake watchable.
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11:49AM on 06/18/2015
Stone is above this sort of fare now.
Stone is above this sort of fare now.
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10:27AM on 06/18/2015
Honestly it sounds like either the script sucked or she didn't like the idea of Fieg directing. Too bad, because I would have been more likely to have seen this movie if Emma was headlining with Kirsten Wiig instead of McCarthy being in the mix.
Honestly it sounds like either the script sucked or she didn't like the idea of Fieg directing. Too bad, because I would have been more likely to have seen this movie if Emma was headlining with Kirsten Wiig instead of McCarthy being in the mix.
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10:10AM on 06/18/2015
In other words, her agent said this would be a horrible movie to be involved with.
In other words, her agent said this would be a horrible movie to be involved with.
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9:42AM on 06/18/2015
When you say Sony hack, are you talking about computers or Feig?
When you say Sony hack, are you talking about computers or Feig?
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9:50AM on 06/18/2015
Snap!
Snap!
9:05AM on 06/18/2015

She is great; this confirms my guesstimation that this is so

She makes a professional response, and it's a respectable one.
Whatever the case, I'm glad she's not a part of it.
She makes a professional response, and it's a respectable one.
Whatever the case, I'm glad she's not a part of it.
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9:02AM on 06/18/2015
A wise choice, Ms. Stone.
A wise choice, Ms. Stone.
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8:14AM on 06/18/2015
She would have been the reason to see the movie.
She would have been the reason to see the movie.
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