Ghostbusters was up there in our poll of favourite ‘80s movies…
Tell Murray and Harold that, they’d wanna hear that. Nobody’s above wanting to hear that!
Why do you think Ghostbusters has endured?
There were a lot of special effects and animation, but it’s kind of pre-digital in many ways. It was the first time they were doing things like that, digitally, but it hadn’t kind of swamped movies. With a lot of the stuff now, it’s like, "Well, I’m in a game," so it takes away a bit of the tension.
You had a lot of scenes with the guys…
It was fabulous. I knew them, but I didn’t know them well. When they asked me to do the part I went to Ivan Reitman and I said, "Look, I can’t compete with these guys being funny, that’s insane, I really would [ play it as though I ] just didn’t know it was funny, and add onto it that I’m really appalled." Bill improvised everything, so I just followed Bill. Even the big scenes, like the mayor’s office scene, a lot of that was improvised.
What’s happening with Ghostbusters 3 ?
I think that they’re looking for younger guys, they’re looking for the millennium equivalent of that ‘80s cool. I would love [ to be in it] , of course. I think it would be dependent upon if I could do the same kind of guy as before, and I think it would be wonderful.
What’s your favourite ’80s film?
Platoon was a wonderfully written, wonderfully acted picture. And Wall Street - the Wall Street thing still resonates with everyone.
For more '80s goodness check out the latest issue of Total Film , on sale 28 October.