Ernie Hudson, interpreter of Winston in the historic Ghostbusters, shows the same pragmatic detachment towards the highly anticipated third film that his character had for ghosts …
If the world had turned right this year, we would have already seen it in the room Ghostbusters Legacy, the third official chapter of the the saga in Ghostbusters, moved as you will remember at March 2021 for reasons we don’t have to explain: to the Yes Have Some podcast, the good Ernie Hudson alias Winston Zeddmore he told how much he expected to have concrete proof of a third chapter … like the fans, he didn’t even believe it!
It was even before they got the script, they called me Ivan Reitman e Jason Reitman [suo figlio, regista del film, ndr], we talked and only then did I say: okay, it will happen seriously. Because there have been a lot of announcements and a lot of things have gone out of business. Only when I got the script in hand and read it, did I think: okay, not only is this happening, but it’s also very good. It really aligns with what the fans were hoping for, it really ties into the first two films. […] But until then, it was all a “maybe, who knows”.
On the other hand, how can Hudson’s skepticism be wrong? We cannot help but think of the pragmatism that Winston showed in the cult scene of job interview in the first Ghostbusters. The secretary Janine asked him some usual questions to be admitted to the team and he …
Janine: Say, do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, telepathy, do you believe in ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinesis, writing and non-writing mediums, the Loch Ness monster, and the theory of Atlantis?
Winston: Um, well, if there is fixed salary, I believe in everything he says.