And it ain’t because they couldn’t afford her!
But at a recent press event for the upcoming comedy, the filmmaker admitted he was still “desperate to work with” J.Law — and revealed the real reason the actress didn’t get the role was due to her busy filming schedule!
Explaining they originally met as a “general kind of meet and greet,” the Spy director said he quickly realized Lawrence’s shooting schedule for X-Men: Apocalypse wouldn’t allow her to strap on her proton pack with the rest of the squad.
“I told [Lawrence], ‘Hey I’m doing this thing. And she’s like, ‘Oh my god, I love Ghostbusters!’…I’m desperate to work with her, but I didn’t even entertain it very long because I just knew the schedules didn’t sync up at all. We had such a very definitive window to shoot it in.”
Don’t worry, Paul — there’s always the sequels! LOLz!
The Joy star wasn’t the only high-profile actress Feig was eyeing for the reboot. Emma Stone was offered a role, but turned it down because she wasn’t ready for another franchise after starring in the
Tragic Amazing Spider-Man.
It’s no secret J.Law would have made an excellent addition to the cast, but we think the right ladies got the job in the end!
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