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Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Carrie Coon Found Her Jump To Comedy Unusual

Carrie Coon stars in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” as Callie Spengler, the daughter of Harold Ramis’ original Ghostbuster, Egon Spengler. Early on in the film, Callie and her family inherit Egon’s farm after his death, and it doesn’t take long for them to begin uncovering the details of the dangerous supernatural mystery that lurks beneath the surface of the fictional town of Summerville, Oklahoma.

During a November 2021 interview with Nightmarish Conjurings, Coon opened up about not only her role in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” but also what her experience was like making the film. In specific, when she was asked what it felt like for her to star in the high-profile “Ghostbusters” sequel, Coon said, “What’s really shocking about it for me is that I come from the television/independent film drama world and being thought of for a part like this in a movie that’s ostentatiously part comedy, it’s unusual for me.” The Emmy-nominated actor added, “I was really grateful to [director] Jason [Reitman] for trusting me with that kind of material.”

While she may have had a hard time initially believing that anyone would want her for a role in a “Ghostbusters” sequel, it seems safe to say that Reitman’s faith in Coon ultimately paid off. Following its theatrical release, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” quickly proved to be both a critical and financial success. The film received largely positive reviews from critics (via Rotten Tomatoes) and went on earn over $200 million at the worldwide box office.

Now, it looks like Coon’s role in the “Ghostbusters” franchise hasn’t quite come to an end yet.



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