Gillian Anderson Ghostbusters: Star Wants Role In Reboot

Gillian Anderson wants to be in Ghostbusters 3. During a Reddit AMA, Anderson made it clear that she is open to a role in the upcoming Ghostbusters 3 movie by asking her fans to start a petition on her behalf to convince director Paul Feig. Melissa McCarthy should ask her supporters to do the same thing.

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Gillian Anderson is hoping that Paul Feig will call her for Ghostbusters 3. On Sunday, Anderson took part in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session to promote her new book “A Vision of Fire: A Novel,” where she was of course, bombarded with X-Files related questions and she was also asked about Ghostbusters.

A participant told Anderson that talented director Paul Feig had been confirmed for the Ghostbusters reboot, which will feature an all-female cast and wondered if she would be interested in joining the project.

The Reddit user was surprised to learn that not only Gillian Anderson wanted to be part of Ghostbusters 3, she wants her fans to start a petition on her behalf right away.

A very enthusiastic Anderson confessed that she did not know much about Feig’s work, but after doing a quick search and learning that he was the man behind the blockbuster and Oscar nominated 2011 film Bridesmaids, she knew, she wanted to collaborate with him.

Anderson stated that the main reasons she should be in Ghostbusters 3 are: she is available and is darn funny – may we add very talented.

Gillian Anderson Ghostbusters role plea included lots of caps and exclamations points (maybe there are a lot of those in her book):

“OH MY GOD, I just looked it up online. Paul Feig, cast me now! Start a Twitter petition! I’m free!!!!! I’m free I’m free and I’m funny, goddamnit!”

When the super fan proposed to start a petition to make sure that Anderson is cast in the supernatural comedy franchise, she replied with:


Another reason for Gillian Anderson to be in Ghostbusters 3 is the simple fact that she believes, well, in ghosts. The Hannibal and Crisis star explained that she has seen and felt supernatural presences in the past.

Anderson went on to share that she keeps her mind very open in order to communicate with other spirits. Anderson was also asked about the rumors claiming that a third X-Files movie is the works. The Shadow Dancer actress replied by saying:

“Sorta kinda. Keep your ears to the ground.”

Bill Murray wants Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini and Emma Stone in the new film. Murray should share his thoughts on having Gillian Anderson in Ghostbusters.