Ghostbusters cast members Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and director Ivan Reitman reunited for EW‘s 2014 The Reunions Issue. A cast photo takes up much of the cover, over The Fabulous Baker Boys, Mean Girls, and Sports Night reunions. This special double issue uh hits newsstands this Friday, November 7, 2014. Continue reading →
Actor and Ghostbusters Incorporated friend Ernie Hudson was in New York City recently in part to promote Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary. Since he was in the city anyway 😉 Ernie Hudson and Entertainment Weekly Kyle Ryan toured some of Ghostbusters locations. Ernie Hudson shared some of his memories from making Ghostbusters along the way.
The Los Angeles Times wrote about Ghostbusters,™ speaking with Ivan Reitman and Ernie Hudson as Ghostbusters celebrates its 30th Anniversary.
Excerpt from Ivan Reitman:
There was very little expectation of the movie by all prognosticators, there were prognosticators in 1984, even though there are far less than there are now,” he said, laughing. “It was one of those movies that was pretty low on the focus list.”
Excerpt from Ernie Hudson:
I was doing a play on Broadway six or seven years ago, and guys would put on their Ghostbusters suits with their backpacks and traipse across New York and wait outside the stage. I was in the South of France, and there were Ghostbusters chapters all through France and Italy.
Chapters? Are we not a global corporation? 😉
The full article and interview is on The Los Angeles Times site.
Comic Book Resources (CBR) interviewed Ernie Hudson about Ghostbusters, its 30th Anniversary, and “Winston Zeddemore’s” future.
It’s so cool, because I don’t think the studio really supported the movie, but I think the fans have really come out. There’s a Ghostbuster chapter – several Ghostbuster chapters – in every major American city and all over. I was just in Ireland, and 50 guys in there in their jumpsuits and backpacks, and they turn their cars into Ecto-mobiles. In France, in Brussels – It’s really a phenomenon, and the fans love it. People are watching with their children, and so it’s great! I’ve done a lot of movies and done a lot of television, but it’s one of those things that people really respond to, and I’m just very honored to have been a part of it.
I’d love to see Winston, the character, kind of become the director of global Ghostbusters – because now there are Ghostbuster chapters all over the world! I’d just love to be a part of it, love to see it happen.
We’ll forgive hometown newspaper New York Post for using a pic of Ernie Hudson from Ghostbusters II™ when talking about filming Ghostbusters.™ In honor of Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary and subsequent ongoing screenings this week The Post spoke to Ernie Hudson, who of course portrayed Winston Zeddemore about filming Ghostbusters in Gotham. Um, we’re pretty sure that’s a different city, one with a little more crime.
The weekend of Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary, Ernie Hudson was a guest at Niagara Falls Comic Con. Jason Fitzsimmons of Ghostbusters News was in attendance. One of the con’s events was a 36 minute Q&A with Ernie Hudson, which naturally was filmed.
On Saturday, March 8, 2014 I went to my first convention in about 7 years. I met up with Ghostbusters NJ franchise members, North Jersey Ghostbusters members, and late in the day a member of what has been the third Ghostbusters NJ franchise at Monster-Mania Con in Cherry Hill, NJ. Where during the afternoon I met Ernie Hudson for the third time since 2004 and we took our franchises first group pictures with him.
It took time to get the pictures from the convention, have some recovery time from the travels, and have the time to write about it. I wrote about my Monster-Mania experiences on my franchise site.
If you’re also interested Bill and Greg wrote separate write ups. Apparently before and after I was at the Crowne Plaza Hotel they busted some ghosts and made $5K.