Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig Sing 'Folk Lady Version' of Ghostbusters Theme Song
They ain't afraid of no ghosts!
They ain’t afraid of no ghosts!
Egged on by the film’s director Paul Feig and their costars Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, McCarthy and Wigg performed what Feig described as a “folk lady version” of the franchise’s classic Ray Parker Jr.-theme.
The cover was as the idea of McCarthy, 45, and Wiig, 42, who, Feig joked, came up with he song as a way to “really enrage men” who complained that their favorite movie was being rebooted with four female leads.
“Fellas all across the world in their mothers’ basements rose up!” joked McCarthy, earlier in the show. “We tried to explain that the other films will still exist and that it’s not an either-or situation.
After the performance, Feig was paid back for his song request, getting slimed in true ectoplasm fashion!
“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!”
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Aside from being incredibly attractive, the ladies admitted they were stunned with how funny Hemsworth 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.
Ghostbusters hits theaters July 15.