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“Ghostbusters” Cast Gets Serious at Premiere

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L-R: Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig; Todd Williamson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The stars of the new Ghostbusters reboot came out for the Los Angeles premiere of the film on Saturday, and they talked about some rather serious subject matters — the recent fatal shooting of two black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the fatal shootings of five white police officers in Dallas  ast week.

When asked if the new Ghostbusters reboot was good medicine for the country, actress Leslie Jones said, “Well, right now, we need some communal laughter. We need to laugh together.” She continued, “Our nation is sad right now. We need to just hold each other right now.”

Jones’ Ghostbusters co-star Kate McKinnon said of the racial divides in the U.S., “There’s a lot to be ashamed of, but there’s a lot to be proud of, as well. And this movie is a celebration of how far we come and the things that we have to be proud of.”

Ghostbusters, also starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Chrs Hemsworth, opens nationwide Friday.

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