Melissa McCarthy

  1. Leslie Jones, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, 2016.    “Ain’t no bitches gonna hunt no ghosts,” said an on-line video in the film – and zillions of Ghostfans across the planet. And try as it did (with too many Hot Shots!gags), the “comedy” failed rather than the ladies.  Jones’ Patty Tolan was first dreamt up for McCarthy, but director Paul Feig “wanted to unleash Leslie on the public in the same way we unleashed Melissa on the public in Bridesmaids.” Lightning doesn’t always strike twice.  (Eliza Dushku, Anna Faris, Alyssa Milano were potential Girlbusters  before the project became a reboot).

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