“Thanks for calling Ghostbusters, Chris speaking. What’s that? You have a ghost living in your vagina? Oh no, I’m not falling for that one again.”
Janine Melnitz, the hot no-fucks-given glasses-wearing receptionist played by Annie Potts, is unquestionably one of the best parts of Ghostbusters (second only to that scene where Ray gets a blow job from a ghost). When it was announced back in January that Hollywood would be making a Ghostbusters movie with an all-female cast, I kept crossing my fingers that they’d bring back Annie Potts as Janine, because nobody can pick up a phone and say, “Gohssbustahs,” like Annie Potts.
Unfortunately, it looks like Annie Potts won’t be coming back. The good news, however, is that she’ll be replaced by People’s Sexiest Man Alive Chris Hemsworth. Variety says director Paul Feig made the announcement yesterday that Thor had joined the cast by tweeting a picture of Chris Hemsworth with the words “Our receptionist.” So now we know who will play the Ghostbusters and who will answer their phone. Still no word on who will play Slimer, but I’m hoping it’s Kesha.
Now I’m wondering what other Hollywood hunks were on that list with Chris Hemsworth. I’m going to guess it probably came down to Chris and Channing Tatum, but they went with Chris because that sexy doofus Channing just couldn’t figure out how to talk and pretend to answer a phone at the same time.