‘Ghostbusters’ Featurette Introduces Chris Hemsworth’s ‘Big Dumb’ Hunky Receptionist
It’s okay to call Chris Hemsworth’s character in the new Ghostbusters movie big and dumb — those are his words, not mine. In a brilliant bit of casting, the actor sometimes known as Thor plays administrative assistant to Paul Feig’s ghost-busting crew, and a new featurette from the upcoming film will help you get to know Hemsworth and his earnestly goofy sense of humor (and ridiculous good looks, to be honest).
To celebrate Administrative Professionals Day (sorry, Alien Day), Sony released this cute featurette which focuses on Hemsworth’s character, Kevin. He’s not exactly the brightest crayon in the box, but he sure is nice to look at and he’s so darn helpful. As Leslie Jones puts it in the video: “Seriously. There’s no way that you’re this funny, this sweet, this fine. It’s not fair.”
Mostly, the featurette seems to exist to make sure you’re well-aware of Hemsworth’s comedic talent — in case you never watched him host SNL (Space Chicken!). And also maybe to show that he’s not just around to be something nice to look at. Not only is he useful, but he just really, really wants to be one of the Ghostbusters, which makes him all the more endearing.
Hemsworth co-stars with Jones, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon in the film, which centers on a group of unlikely heroes who combine their respective talents to save New York City from a maniacal villain.
Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15.