Y’all, I’m worried about the new Ghostbusters movie.
Yesterday was Administrative Professionals Day, a day when we should take the time to express appreciation for the administrative professionals in our lives. In the spirit of that, Sony Pictures Entertainment released this trailer focusing on Kevin (played by Chris Hemsworth), the Ghostbusters’ AP. It’s a pretty funny trailer, showing Kevin as “this big dumb puppy dog/Kevin doll with the insides scooped out.” He’s utterly inept at his job but is very attractive, tries hard, and wants to be a Ghostbuster. Sounds cute, right?
However, as I watched/re-watched the trailer, I started getting worried. Kevin appears to have several scenes in the movie, including helping the group put together a logo, rallying the group together to be Ghostbusters, and driving in on his motorcycle to save the day. The director, Paul Feig, says he was so delighted with Hemsworth’s portrayal that he expanded the role. Leslie Jones, who plays one of the Ghostbusters, says when she watched the movie, she just wanted more Kevin. And on IMDB, Hemsworth gets top billing – even though he’s not supposed to be one of the main characters. Leslie Jones, who’s an actual Ghostbuster, doesn’t even make it above the “See full cast” cut. Continue reading