With two reboots on the horizon, original Ghostbusters star Ernie Hudson says that he’d love to see the return of Winston Zeddemore in either one.
At the premiere of the new Netflix series Grace and Frankie on Wednesday night, Hudson praised the lineup of the new female-led Paul Feig film, calling Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, “a very funny group.” And while the original Ghostbusters member says he’s happy to pass on the torch off-screen, doing it in the film (where he could “get paid”) would be ideal.
“It’s like, ‘Hello, I’m here. Remember me? I’m Winston. I drove the car, OK?’” he joked.
Original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and star Dan Aykroyd are involved with the second project, which will be produced by directors Joe and Anthony Russo. Hudson said while he’s glad to see the new reboots finally happen, he wishes another original Ghostbuster was around to see it all happen: Harold Ramis, who died last year.
“I knew at some point it would have to be done,” Hudson said. “I know Harold had wanted it to happen. And I wish it would have happened before Harold made his transition, but I’m glad it’s finally being done.”
Reporting by Matt Weiss.