While stars and crew members of the original movie, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver have given their stamp of approval and even signed on for cameos in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, Rick Moranis doesn't plan on getting involved.
Moranis, who rose to prominence as a legendary comedic actor in the '80s and '90s, famously set his Hollywood career aside for 18 years to focus on raising his children after his wife passed away in 1997. But in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 62-year-old father of two and acclaimed voice actor, made it clear that he's not necessarily retired, but very picky.
Although fans of the Ghostbusters movies would love to see Moranis return to the screen to play the hilariously quirky accountant, Louis Tully, alongside his former co-stars, he told THR why he felt the need to turn down the offer to reprise his role.
"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?"
That being said, his choice to abstain from returning to the screen for this female-driven Ghostbusters doesn't mean he's totally flushed of the acting bug. In reality, Moranis isn't waiting for the right time to come back, but the right project to come back for.
"It's hard to come up with original material. Occasionally, they get it right or else they wouldn't attempt to do these things. I'm surprised that Disney hasn't done Honey, I Shrunk the Grandkids. But I'm happy with the things I said yes to, and I'm very happy with the many things I've said no to. Yes, I am picky, and I'll continue to be picky. Picky has worked for me."
While the glitz and glamour of Hollywood might be hard to leave, Rick Moranis has no regrets when it came to his decision to leave the industry.
"I was working with really interesting people, wonderful people. I went from that to being at home with a couple of little kids, which is a very different lifestyle. But it was important to me. I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever. My life is wonderful."
In case you needed one more reason to love Rick Moranis for his character on and off-screen, there you go! Now we are just left eagerly awaiting his return and to welcome him back with tremendously open arms.
Paul Feig's Ghostbusters, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth will be released in theaters July 15, 2016.