Is Kate McKinnon's Ghostbuster's character a lesbian?
The director of Ghostbusters has confirmed that out comedian Kate McKinnon’s character is in fact a lesbian…sort of.
Speaking with The Daily Beast, director Paul Feig said McKinnon’s character, Jillian Holtzmann, is a lot like the actress.
He also said he has been reticent about answering questions about Holtzmann’s sexuality due to the culture of Hollywood studios.
“I hate to be coy about it. But when you’re dealing with the studios and that kind of thing…” Feig said.
“You know, Kate is who she is and I love the relationship between Kate and Melissa’s characters. I think it’s a very interesting, close relationship. If you know Kate at all she’s this kind of pansexual beast where it’s just like everybody who’s around her falls in love with her and she’s so loving to everybody she’s around. I wanted to let that come out in this character.”
He went on to say he let McKinnon shape her character:
“I wasn’t like, ‘And now you should wink at them.’ This is stuff that is coming out of Kate! That’s why you connect with those characters. They’re playing versions of themselves. That’s what makes a comedic actor fantastic, when that personality comes out. That’s why it’s so terrible when writer-directors say, ‘Stick to the script!’ Why would you hire these people who have these enormous personalities and then just cut them off?”
WATCH Kate McKinnon talk about her character in Ghostbusters here: