Ernie Hudson Wonders What Could've Been If His 'Ghostbusters' Role Wasn't Gutted...

November 5, 2014 8:03 PM

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In what is essentially an "open letter" published on the Entertainment Weekly website, Ernie Hudson gets personal, as he looks back on the movie that I think most likely remember him for - Winston Zeddemore, in "Ghostbusters" (1984). Reading the piece, it's clear that, while he appreciated the opportunity 30 years ago, he doesn't feel that the acting career that taking the role promised, ever fully materialized. Why? As he states in the article, the role he was initially offered isn't the role that he ended up playing.

In short, in the original script, the character, Winston Zeddemore, was far meatier than the character he ended up playing, and that you see in the film that was released 30 years ago. As he states: "Now I’ve heard, over the years, that the part had been written for Eddie Murphy - all of which Ivan ...

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