‘Ghostbusters’ Star Charles Dance Drops a Few Hints About His Mystery Role
A couple of months ago we learned that Game of Thrones star Charles Dance (aka Tywin Lannister) is appearing in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, though his part in the upcoming film remains a mystery. Is he a ghost? A human? More importantly, he has to be playing a bad guy, right? You don’t get Charles Dance and cast him as a good guy…or do you? The actor has dropped a few hints about his part in Ghostbusters, and it sounds like he’ll be playing against type.
In an interview with Radio Times, Dance confirmed that he has a role in Ghostbusters, adding, “I’m a kind of straight man to a bunch of very funny ladies.” Those ladies would be Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. When asked whether he’s a good guy or a bad guy, Dance says:
He’s neither, really. He’s not villainous, but he just doesn’t understand and appreciate the whole ghostbusting thing. He is English as well.
Maybe he’s a pleasant man who calls upon the Ghostbusters for help. Maybe he plays someone’s dad! A character who doesn’t understand or appreciate a particular vocation? Definitely sounds like a parental figure. Or bewildered but supportive spouse.
Ghostbusters also stars Chris Hemsworth as the ladies’ receptionist, with Michael K. Williams, Cecily Strong, Andy Garcia and Matt Walsh, and Neil Casey as the film’s primary antagonist. Classic Ghostbusters stars Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver will have cameos in the film, though not as their original characters.
Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15. Now who we gotta call for a trailer?