Before the mortal world got word of his cameo in Paul Feig's all-female remake of Ghostbusters, Moviepilot caught up with Ernie Hudson last Saturday at Wizard World Comic Con to chat about Winston Zeddmore, the old cast and, well, who he's gonna call.
What was your favorite part about being a Ghostbuster?
Well I think now, 30 years later, I just love the fact being part of the franchise. Now that time has passed, it’s great to be a part of something that people really respond to in a personal way. You know, a lot of people now in their thirties grew up with the movie and they’re introducing their kids to it and they shared it with their parents when they were kids so it really touches people in a really personal way, it’s really nice.
Do you still keep in contact with the rest of the cast?
You know, I’m an actor - we worked together with people and you swear you’re going to get together after the show and you rarely do so we don’t hang out, but whenever I see Danny [Aykroyd] or Bill [Murray], it’s always great to see them and we’ll grab lunch or whatever and make promises that we don’t keep (jokingly).
I consider them all friends - Sigourney - I love Sigourney, but it’s very hard - everyone is busy. A lot of what we do is traveling - they don’t do a lot of conventions, but for the friends like Dean Cain who I see at the different conventions, it’s always good to catch up.
Do you get a lot of people coming up to you and asking ‘who you gonna call?’
No because I did a play a couple years ago and in the play [Joe Turner’s Come and Gone] there were about seven actors, everybody in the play have been acting over 20 years and I was the only one with a major movie release. So to have something on your resume that people love and yeah, it’s really good - I'm very proud of it.
But I probably can’t go into a store because somebody will say it like they think I’ve never heard it before (laughs).
And finally, the moment of truth...
Do you know anything about the upcoming remake?
I read the script and you know, they’ve talked to me about it…
*Nudge, nudge, wink, wink* He knows.
It hasn't been confirmed whether Ernie and the rest of the crew will be playing their original characters from the movies, but we can say this...
We ain't afraid of no cameos.
Paul Feig's Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth is set to premiere July 15, 2016.