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I heard that there's a rumor that Chris Hemsworth is playing the receptionist in the new all-female Ghostbusters movie. And I HOPE TO JESUS that it's true, because that would be awesome.

Not just because I love that sculpted god of a man. And not just because I love the idea of him playing this role in the gender-flipped conception. It's that particular kind of character. Chris Hemsworth is a gorgeous man-- in terms of raw beauty alone, I might even go so far as to say he edges out even my beloved Chris Evans --and in that role, he might immediately call to mind the "pretty bimbo" type receptionists. It would be neat to see that particular script flipped, but I think if the character is truly a reinterpreation of Janine Melnick, I think it'd would be something even fresher.

Janine wasn't a "pretty bimbo". She was attractive, yes, but she was more of a mousey type who didn't skate by in the world on her looks. She was working a job she didn't love and was sometimes a pain in her ass because she kinda had to, and she coped with that and all the insanity around her by being snarky. It was why we liked her, because we got what that felt like.

Now imagine Chris Hemsworth in a role like that. He's so beautiful and so masculine that we usually see him in these powerful, manly, in-control type of characters. It would go TOTALLY against his type to have him in that sort of mousey, snarky role. Getting bossed around, annoyed by the people around him, but having to pitch in anyway, bitching humorously all the while. It would be so different and fresh. I love when actors get cast against type-- especially against GENDERED types.

And of course he'd be all Hollywood Homely, so he would get all the signifiers of being kinda dorky and unassuming, but we'd still be able to see he was Gorgeous Chris Hemsworth. We'd have our cake and eat it too. Everybody wins!

If they put him in a hilarious pair of glasses, that would be the cherry on the sundae.


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Jun. 20th, 2015 04:49 pm (UTC)
it's not a rumor, paul feig (director) announced says variety, and that's legit http://variety.com/2015/film/news/chris-hemsworth-ghostbusters-cast-paul-feig-1201512833/
Jun. 20th, 2015 08:58 pm (UTC)
AW YEAH. Thanks for the link!
Jun. 21st, 2015 06:03 am (UTC)
They're filming the movie in Everett currently, down the street from where I work.
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