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The Ghostbusters stars also admitted they were stunned with how funny Chris Hemsworth was on set

By Phil Boucher
Updated June 17, 2016 04:55 PM
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Chris Hemsworth has quite a few A-list fans in his corner – namely, his Ghostbusters costars.

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon stopped by The Graham Norton Show to promote the highly anticipated Ghostbusters reboot, where they dished on their hunky costar.

“Never have I rooted for someone to be an unbelievable jerk,” McCarthy, 45, joked about Hemsworth, who plays the ghoul-hunting foursome’s office receptionist.

“I just needed something to be wrong with him, but there was absolutely nothing wrong with him!” she added.

And Jones, 48, couldn’t help but chime in with her opinion of Hemsworth, adding loudly: “He’s hot!”

But Hemsworth isn’t all just good looks – the women admitted they were stunned with how funny he was on set.

“We were like, ‘Did you bring writers or something?’ ” joked Jones. “He was killing it.”

“He’s funny like a guy who had to fight his way off the playground his whole life and he had to be funny so he didn’t get his a– kicked,” added McCarthy.

After gushing over the actor, McCarthy went on to defend the upcoming comedy reboot, which has been targeted by certain critics for featuring four female leads.

“Fellas all across the world in their mothers’ basements rose up!” joked McCarthy. “We tried to explain that the other films will still exist and that it’s not an either-or situation.

“It has the same tone and great sentimental feeling,” she continued. “I like it because it’s still unlikely heroes.”

Wiig added, “It’s the same world. There are ghosts!”

It also throws in some serious nostalgia factor, as some of the original film’s cast members – including Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver – make cameos in the reboot.

“They show up as new characters and it comes out in such a nice way,” said McCarthy.

“It is awesome!” Jones interjected.

The gender criticism also pales in comparison to the biggest problem faced by the new Ghostbusters squad: splitting up after filming wrapped.

“We spent four months together,” said McCarthy. “Who gets to spend four months with their friends? When it was over, it got a little emotional.”

Ghostbusters hits theaters July 15.