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Paul Feig Clears Up That Leslie Jones ‘Ghostbusters’ Controversy

When it involves Leslie Jones enjoying an MTA worker in “Ghostbusters,”&#one hundred sixty;haters assume it is unusual, and it does not look good. But the film’s director Paul Feig is about to vary every part.

After the dropped, many for supposedly perpetuating racial stereotypes — Jones performs an MTA clerk whereas her white feminine co-stars play scientists. In an interview with &#one hundred sixty;(that happened earlier than the controversy), Feig makes an enormous reveal, proving stereotypes weren’t what he and co-author Katie Dippold have been eager about.

“We had written the position with Melissa [McCarthy] in thoughts,” says Feig. “But then I thought I’ve seen Melissa play a brash, bigger than life character. She’s completed it in my films earlier than!”

Feig says he does not usually like comedy that’s “massive and loud,” however Jones is ready to “pull that off in a approach that feels actual and it’s her.”

The director says, “I needed to unleash Leslie on the general public in the identical method we unleashed Melissa on the general public in ‘Bridesmaids,’ with a really showy position.”

Since the trailer’s launch,&#one hundred sixty;Jones was principally pressured to defend her half within the film on account of criticism that was spiraling uncontrolled. Feig additionally got here to his actor’s assist, tweeting that haters have “crossed the road.”

“Grow up and depart my forged alone,” he wrote.

Following the controversy, Jones tweeted that you must “,” although her most up-to-date submit talked about how she was serious about quitting Twitter altogether.&#one hundred sixty;

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