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    “I Try To Make Him Feel Bad About Himself”: Carrie Coon Reveals She Never Laughs At ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ Co-Star Paul Rudd’s Jokes

    Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire‘ is being very well received at the theatres since its release. While the comedy-thriller has many instances where the actors get the audiences in stitches with the jokes in the movie, Carrie Coon is keeping her co-star Paul Rudd grounded with her no-nonsense approach to his on-set jokes.

    In the film, Coon reprises her role as the Spengler family matriarch Callie in the eerie sequel. While all the actors in the movie have already worked together in the first part of the film series, Coon has seemingly adopted an inhibited approach to her co-star Paul Rudd’s jokes on the set.

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    “I Really, Really Fight It Hard”: Carrie Coon Reveals How She Controls The Urge To Laugh At Paul Rudd’s Jokes On Set

    Still from 'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire'  (Credit: Sony Pictures)
    Still from ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ (Credit: Sony Pictures)

    During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Carrie Coon revealed that she made a conscious effort not to crack up at Rudd’s humor during filming. She said she made the decision after she learned her lesson from the previous collaboration in 2021’s ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’.

    I make it my personal responsibility on set to not laugh at everything Paul does,” she said. “Everyone else is always laughing at what Paul does, and so I really, really fight it hard,” Coon added.

    Coon said that rather than succumbing to Rudd’s humorous charm, Coon prefers to take a more teasing approach. “I try to make him feel bad about himself,” she joked. “I feel like it gets the best work out of him.”

    However, Rudd brushed off Coon’s cool response to his humor. “I don’t think it’s ever been a challenge for anybody to not laugh at the stuff that I do, he said. 

    Paul Rudd admitted he’s prone to cracking up himself while filming — particularly in scenes where he dramatically recited the lyrics to Ray Parker Jr.’s ‘Ghostbusters‘ theme tune, as required in the film.

    I tend to [crack up] on most things I work on. I will always have moments where I kind of lose it and render a take unusable,” he said. “In that scene in particular, I don’t think I laughed, but I never thought they’d actually use it in the movie,” he added.

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    Paul Rudd And Carrie Coon Open Up About Their Roles In ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’

    Still from 'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire' (Credit: Sony Pictures)
    Still from ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ (Credit: Sony Pictures)

    Though Paul Rudd said he didn’t expect the filmmakers to include one of these moments in the movie, they did. The scene even plays a crucial role in Callie and Gary’s relationship dynamics.

    They’re not necessarily making ends meet, but they’re doing their best,” Coon explained of the characters. Meanwhile, Rudd emphasized Gary’s struggle to define his role in their unconventional family setup.

    That’s right because we’re not married, I’m not their father,” he acknowledged. “But I care deeply about these kids. And we’re trying to define what we are in the midst of all of this potential world-ending craziness,” he added.

    It is clear enough from this interview that the cast had a chill time on set. Meanwhile, fans can watch ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empirein their nearby theaters.

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