Ernie Hudson Changes Mind About All-Female 'Ghostbusters': "Phenomenal!"

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The original ghostbuster previously said an all-female cast "would be a bad idea."

Original ghostbuster Ernie Hudson has had a change of heart about an all-female Ghostbusters cast, calling the new line-up "phenomenal" after previously saying a female cast "would be a bad idea."

Hudson tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Four fiercely funny, foxy, females busting ghosts ... phenomenal!"

The new statement is drastically different from the opinions he has previously expressed about an all-female cast. On Tuesday, Hudson responded to the new cast announcement on Twitter, writing, "No comment."

Back in October, Hudson told the Telegraph, "I heard [the new Ghostbusters] was going to be a total reboot, and that it would have nothing to do with the other two movies ... If it has nothing to do with the other two movies, and it's all female, then why are you calling it Ghostbusters?"

Hudson added, "I love females. I hope that if they go that way at least they'll be funny, and if they're not funny at least hopefully it'll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that's great. But all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don't think the fans want to see that.

"Maybe it will come out and be the most amazing thing, but in my opinion I think it would be wrong to do another movie that didn't include the guys. And that didn't include me!"
THR asked Hudson's publicist for clarity on the change in position, but received no response.
Hudson is joined by his Ghostbusters co-star Dan Aykroyd in his support for the cast. Aykroyd called the new leading ladies -- Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon -- "magnificent."