Actress Melissa McCarthy, who has reteamed with Paul Feig for the all-female reboot of “Ghostbusters”, enjoyed doing stunts on her own in the supernatural comedy.
McCarthy, 45, has previously worked with Feig on “Bridesmaids”, “Heat” and “Spy”.
“Ghostbusters”, also starring Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, revolves around four women who start a ghost-catching business in New York City.
“I really loved all the stunt stuff. I was asking to be thrown into things. I tried to do everything they’ll let me do. Every once in a while Paul, would say, ‘No you’re not doing that. You’re not getting dropped onto a car from 25 feet up’.And when he says that, I’m thinking, ‘Yes, that makes sense,’ but what I’d hear myself saying is ‘Why not?’ And Paul would say, ‘You’re insane,’ and walk away,” McCarthy said.
Ask her about her most memorable moment from the shoot and she said, “Trying on the proton pack for the first time. The prop was just as heavy as it looked. Especially for what we had to do with them – we were diving, running, and fighting.”
The film releases in India on July 29.