Kristen Wiig: I’m excited about Ghostbusters

Kristen Wiig says it doesn’t matter if a movie is female or male led – it just matters if it’s good.

Kristen Wiig is “excited” to be involved in the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters.

The 41-year-old actress stars alongside Melissa McCarthy in the upcoming remake of the 1984 classic.

The new film will see women play the main characters previously taken on by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

But Kristen has revealed in a new interview that she doesn’t listen to any criticism about the film, because she is thrilled to be taking such a pivotal part in the ground-breaking film.

“I don’t know what people were saying, good or bad, because I don’t go online and read those sorts of things,” Kristen told Vulture magazine.

“I know I’m excited by the fact it’s an all-female cast, and from what little I do know, it seems like people are being supportive about it.

"Beyond that, I try not to pay attention.”

The topic of sexism in Hollywood has been much discussed in recent months.

And Kristen says that while she is proud to be involved in such a female-driven film, she thinks the main focus should be on the quality of the movie rather than the sex of the cast.

“I still think we have a long way to go, but at some point it shouldn't matter if a movie is female-driven or male-driven — what should matter is if it's good,” she said.

“I mean, everything is part of a greater shift, and if more people are seeing movies that star women, then that’s great.”

Ghostbusters is due for release in US cinemas on July 22.

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