The 'Ghostbusters' cast reveals their odd, pre-ghostbusting jobs

By Devan Coggan
Updated May 25, 2016 at 03:28 PM EDT
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Long before they landed a gig busting ghosts, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Melissa McCarthy had to do some odd jobs to pay the bills. So when the cast of the upcoming Ghostbusters sat down on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, the TV host asked them about the weirdest careers they had before making it big.

Wiig sold peaches at farmers markets, and McKinnon worked as a little league umpire. “In retrospect, should’ve brushed up on the rules of softball before litigating them,” she told DeGeneres. “But I didn’t, and oh, I got yelled at. Ooh, they did not like my calls. And they were bad, bad calls.”

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But the winner, hands down, was Jones, who revealed that she used to work as a telemarketer for the Church of Scientology.

“They kinda still don’t know I’m not a Scientologist,” she told DeGeneres. “Thanks for blowing my cover.”

As her incredulous costars pressed her for details, Jones added, “I lived in Glendale, I needed to pay the rent, and it was a very easy interview. I just acted crazy.”

Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15. Watch the cast’s interview with DeGeneres below.

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