Fans of the classic 80s hit were already excited for the “Ghostbusters” reboot ever since it was announced. Their anticipation for the film leveled up with the addition of Chris Hemsworth as Kevin, the hot and funny receptionist.
Sony Pictures Entertainment released a character vignette of Kevin in honour of Administrative Professionals Day on April 27th. Sony’s YouTube page encouraged everyone to celebrate their assistants on this special day.
Hemsworth spoke about his character on “Ghostbusters” in the short clip, Mail Online reported. The preview also showed his scenes with the all-female crew composed of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. The ladies took the time to share their opinions on Hemsworth as a comedic actor as well.
His role in the reboot is “hotly-anticipated.” Fans earlier described his appearance in the reboot as the “perfect mix of adorkable and sexy.” However, the actor’s description is quite different. He called Kevin a “big dumb puppy dog.” Hemsworth revealed that “He has no idea what they even do. Kevin thinks he’s going to become a Ghostbuster too.”
Kevin appeared to be awful at his job as the receptionist for the office, CNET noted. However, his appearance and humour were all right with the ladies, on and off the set.
Actress Kate McKinnon described Kevin as a “Ken doll with the inside scooped out.” Actress Leslie Jones had a different opinion and she wasn’t ashamed to admit it. She wanted more of Kevin after watching the movie. “Seriously, there’s no way that you’re this sweet, this funny, this fine … that’s just not fair,” Jones said about Hemsworth.
Actress Kristen Wiig hailed his talent for comedic improvisation. “He’s so funny, he’s such a funny improviser,” Wiig said. In a scene with Wiig and actress Melissa McCarthy, the ladies ended up in tears from laughing so hard because of his antics. Hence, Paul Feig, “Ghostbusters” director and co-writer, called Hemsworth a “huge comedic talent.” Hemsworth earlier revealed that he kept “cracking up” during the production, Skynews reported.
“During shooting, I spent more time cracking up and trying to keep a straight face, and there’ll be more outtakes from that than anything else I’ve ever made. This is highly improvised work – they just kept the camera rolling for hours,’ Hemsworth said.
Watch Kevin in his featured vignette. “Ghostbusters” haunts movie theatres in July 2016.