Bill Murray Explains Why He Agreed to a ‘Ghostbusters’ Cameo

Bill Murray (heading to the set in Boston, as seen above) was very diplomatic in a recent interview with Vulture when he spoke about what made him finally step back into Ghostbusters reboot … albeit in a small role as a different character, which is rumored to debunk the new crew, played by Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

“I thought about it for a very long time,” he said. “Like, many, many months. No, that’s not right. I was seriously thinking about this for years, really… It kept eating at me, and I really respect those girls. And then I started to feel like if I didn’t do this movie, maybe somebody would write a bad review or something, thinking there was some sort of disapproval [on my part].”

Talking with Vulture, the actor admitted that he was charmed by director Paul Feig and his new cast of female paranormal eliminators.

“I like those girls a lot,” Murray said. “I mean, I really do. They are tough to say no to. And Paul is a real nice fellow …You know, they were incredibly nice to ask me, and I really enjoyed being there. They have such a jolly group, and they are going to have great success with this project. I didn’t want to overshadow [them] or anything, and I feel really good about it.”

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I think the reason he’s doing the movie is just to spite the hateful dudes who want to see it fail. Just kidding. As a fan of Ghostbusters, I was very disappointed that he agreed to it after years of refusing to make a real sequel with Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis. I seriously think that he refused to play Peter Venkman again.

Whatever the reason, the unnecessary Ghostbusters remake is due for summer of next year.

HT: Vulture/Showbiz 411