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Ernie Hudson Shares Early Struggles Filming Original Ghostbusters Movie

Though he feels better about the experience now, Ernie Hudson recalls feeling frustrated when his role changed while making the original Ghostbusters.

Ernie Hudson looks back on his frustrations with making the original Ghostbusters in a new documentary. Hudson played one of the original four Ghostbusters in the 1984 movie, starring alongside Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis. His Winston Zeddemore is the last to join the group, applying for a job after the Ghostbusters have already established themselves in New York. He later returned for the sequel, Ghostbusters 2, and Hudson made a cameo (as a different character) in the 2016 reboot like the rest of the original cast.

With the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife, though, Hudson will once again portray Winston for the big screen. The new movie, directed by Jason Reitman, finally arrives in theaters this November after several COVID-related delays. It follows a younger generation of Ghostbusters after two siblings (McKenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard) learn about their family’s connection to the original team. Hudson isn’t the only legacy star returning for Afterlife, as the rest of the original Ghostbusters cast have nabbed roles. This includes Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts, though Rick Moranis will be sitting out.

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