Ernie Hudson Shares His Favorite Lines From “Ghostbusters”

Ernie Hudson Shares His Favorite Lines From “Ghostbusters”
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The latest installment in the “Ghostbusters” franchise, “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire,” dropped last week. The film features appearances from the three surviving Ghostbusters from the original 1984 hit film, Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd and Ernie Hudson. The original film’s co-writer and co-star, Harold Ramis, sadly passed away in 2014.

Hudson is the guest on the latest episode of Talk Is Jericho. The 78-year-old actor discussed his lengthy and diverse career and shared plenty of behind-the-scenes stories from working on the “Ghostbusters” films. 

“The guys from Day 1 just sort of embraced me,” Hudson said of joining an all-star cast. “I feel close to each and every one of them. But (‘Ghostbusters’) was a challenge, not because of the work, as much as, I think it was the studios sometimes understanding that it’s OK that we could all be funny. They want the attention where they want it to be. (If you’re a character actor), you’re not meant to be the guy who is funny. This is the guy who is gonna get the laughs.”

Hudson went on to say that his cast mates were generous in terms of allowing him to have memorable and funny quotes in the movie. “But it’s also an ensemble,” he continued. “My job is to not try to think about stealing the scene as much as making this believable because that’s the integrity of what we do.”

“Being in ‘Ghostbusters’ you got a lot of funny guys. And everybody wants the line that’s gonna register. And I look back on it now 40 years later, and I had some great lines. I’m on the street and people ask me about the ‘big Twinkie.’ Or someone asks ‘If you’re a God.’ And they were great. The guys were very good about sharing and making sure I was included, and I’m forever grateful for that.”

Listen to the entire episode here, and watch a YouTube clip from the interview below. 

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