McCarthy swears she has not been cast in the reboot being directed by Paul Feig
Lena Dunham expressed interest in landing a role in “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig‘s female-driven “Ghostbusters” reboot while appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” alongside Melissa McCarthy on Monday.
“I have to say, since I’ve heard that rumor I think every lady in town who fancies herself a jokester wants in,” Dunham told DeGeneres, who joked the three of them should “do ‘Ghostbusters’ together.”
McCarthy, a “Bridesmaids” star who also led the cast of Feig’s 2013 hit “The Heat,” shot down rumors that she is already involved in “Ghostbusters.”
“I’m not in,” McCarthy said during the interview (above) when both Dunham and DeGeneres said they “heard” she was.
McCarthy can currently be seen on the big screen opposite Bill Murray in coming-of-age comedy “St. Vincent.” While promoting the film in September, the original “Ghostbusters” star said McCarthy would be a “spectacular” choice if Sony, the studio behind the franchise, did decide to produce a sequel led by women, instead of men.
“My favorite thing to do is work with funny women,” Feig said after announcing the project. “I was like, what if it was an all female cast? If they were all women? Suddenly, my mind kind of exploded: that would be really fun. And then I thought, well, what if we just make it new?”
McCarthy will also play the lead in Feig’s next comedy, “Spy.”
Dunham is best known for writing, directing, producing and starring in critically acclaimed HBO comedy “Girls.” Nudity is a hallmark of the series, and Dunham was happy to talk about it with DeGeneres.
Watch the additional segment below: