“Ghostbusters” alumni Invoice Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and director Ivan Reitman reconnected for the newest installment of Josh Gad’s quarantine YouTube sequence “Reunited Apart.”
Reitman’s son Jason — who’s directing the upcoming sequel “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” — additionally joined the laid-back Zoom name, together with Gad’s fellow super-fan Kumail Nanjiani, theme music writer-performer Ray Parker Jr. and several other actors who contributed smaller roles within the blockbuster supernatural comedy.
The crew recalled a few of their favourite moments from the shoot. Weaver famous that Murray improvised the standout piano sequence (“They hate this. I like to torture them.”), and Murray pinpointed a “huge moment” when Reitman screened an early minimize of the Slimer ballroom scene (with out particular results) throughout a Thanksgiving’s dinner on the filmmaker’s house. “I remember going back to work on Monday and saying, ‘Guys, let’s all calm down. [The movie’s] gonna be really big,’” Murray stated.
Nanjiani helped quiz the actors on a few of their characters’ most well-known traces, asking them to fill within the blanks. He additionally, hilariously, famous how a lot he cherished the franchise rising up: “’Ghostbusters’ truly is the first thing I remember loving in my life – before my parents,” he stated. “The order was ‘Ghostbusters,’ mom, ‘Ghostbusters 2,’ dad.”
The visitors shared reminiscences about their late co-writer/co-star Harold Ramis (“He was an incredible writing collaborator,” famous Aykroyd), and Jason Reitman refused to provide away any particulars about his upcoming sequel, which was lately delayed to March 5, 2021, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Parker Jr. ended the phase by enjoying the movie’s theme music on electrical guitar.
The episode raised cash for the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit group dedicated to “ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.”