Eternal Class Act Rick Moranis Gives His Blessing to the Female Ghostbsuters, Explains Why He Won’t Cameo

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Although I’ll miss seeing Rick Moranis in the new Ghostbusters, I’m not surprised that he won’t be making an appearance; in the years since his wife passed away in 1997, Moranis has rarely appeared on screen, instead devoting his attention to raising their two children.

But now, after being, in The Hollywood Reporter‘s words, “so stunned by the outcry over his absence in [Ghostbusters] that he decided to grant a rare interview,” the actor is speaking out in support of the new Ghostbusters cast. Talking to THR, Moranis explained:

I wish them well. I hope it’s terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?

I took a break, which turned into a longer break, But I’m interested in anything that I would find interesting. I still get the occasional query about a film or television role and as soon as one comes along that piques my interest, I’ll probably do it. [But Ghostbusters] didn’t appeal to me.

Moranis went on to say of ending his acting career,

I was working with really interesting people, wonderful people. I went from that to being at home with a couple of little kids, which is a very different lifestyle. But it was important to me. I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever. My life is wonderful.

Classy as always, sir.

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