Chris Hemsworth almost didn’t star in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot.
The film that featured a female Ghostbusters team starred Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones and their clueless assistant, Kevin (Hemsworth).
The Avengers: Endgame star has some serious doubts concerning the role, as he thought there was no depth to the character.
“The night before I was shooting, I almost pulled out,” Hemsworth told the outlet. “Three or four weeks prior, Paul [Feig] said to me, ‘I’m going to write up the character. Don’t worry.’ And then I got the script and nothing had changed.”
But then his agent set up a last-minute meeting with Feig, who told Hemsworth that he’ll have lots to do with the character via improvisation.
“I was really scared walking onto that set,” Hemsworth added. “I had no real plan, so I was just feeding off of them, and I just felt ridiculous. So I used that.”
Hemsworth also shared with the outlet that he’s still quite upset about the backlash the film suffered, partly because the Ghostbusters team was played by women.
“That whole period I was like, ‘What ownership do you guys have over those characters?’” Hemsworth said. “‘Oh, you watched the film, therefore you should have a say over where it goes?’ I thought it was very unfortunate and kind of disappointing.”