If you’re bored at home, with nothing to do, who you gonna Zoom? If your answer is the Ghostbusters then you are absolutely right.
In the latest episode of Reunited Apart, host Josh Gad held another highly anticipated reunion, this time with the cast of the original 1984 film who got together to reminisce about the much-beloved franchise 36 years after the release of the first film.
The video call was joined by stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts, as well as director Ivan Reitman, and his son Jason Reitman who directed the 2021 sequel Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Several interesting tidbits about the making of the film was also shared by the cast, including the fact that a significant portion of the movie’s dialogue was actually improvised on the spot instead of careful meticulous planning. Murray also revealed that he only signed on for the movie after reading a portion of the film’s story from Aykroyd’s first draft.
“I thought, ‘This is the best thing I’ve seen,’” said Murray, who wore a sailor hat for the video call in reference to the film’s Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. “I called him back and said, ‘I’m in.’”
Later on in the video call, musician Ray Parker Jr. also came on to talk more about his experience composing the theme song for Ghostbusters. He shared that the song was actually composed at the last minute. That’s some talent right there.
He then played the song, to which everyone in the video sang along to.