Moranis On Skipping “Ghostbusters” Reboot

Paul Feig’s upcoming “Ghostbusters” reboot sports cameos from all the surviving major players of the original cast bar one – Rick Moranis.

In a rare interview, the 1980s comedy star spoke with THR and says that despite reports he’s not retired and is very picky about which projects he’s involved in. He was reportedly stunned by the outcry over his absence in the new film, but explains to the trade why he turned down an offer to appear in a walk-on role:

“I wish them well. I hope it’s terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?”

The actor took a eighteen-year hiatus from acting after his wife, Ann, died from breast cancer in 1997. He focused on raising his kids, but now they’ve grown he’s thinking about stepping back in front of the cameras again but will be very particular about which cameras:

“I took a break, which turned into a longer break, but I’m interested in anything that I would find interesting…and as soon as one comes along that piques my interest, I’ll probably do it. [But Ghostbusters] didn’t appeal to me.”

The actor presently is keeping busy with various voice work and writing gigs and says he still gets recognised regularly.