All the surviving principal cast of Ghostbusters (1984) have returned for Ghostbusters (2016) – Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver- but noticeable by his absence was Rick Moranis.
However, the actor has now spoken in a rare interview to THR about his life now – he’s not retired and is very picky about which projects he’s involved in- and his shock that so many people really wanted him back in the Ghostbusters franchise albeit a DIFFERENT Ghostbusters franchise, but sadly, he just couldn’t see why he’d come back for one day filming: “I wish them well. I hope it’s terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?”
We’re pondering the “something he did thirty years ago” and wondering if he is in fact saying he was to return as Louis Tully (we are still holding out that it’s NOT a reboot) or if he just means the franchise in general.
The actor famously retired from acting and the public eye after his wife died of breast cancer in 1997 and concentrated on looking after his children, but is now considering a return to films: “I took a break, which turned into a longer break, but I’m interested in anything that I would find interesting… and as soon as one comes along that piques my interest, I’ll probably do it. [But Ghostbusters] didn’t appeal to me.”
We’d love to see Moranis – well known as being a true gentleman – back in films, and we totally understand why Ghostbusters wasn’t the gig for him and, despite our wildly fluctuating feelings on the matter, we don’t hold it against him.
Not one little bit…