Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife is set to hit the big screen Nov. 19. Ahead of the release, Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace revealed everything that went into the making of the latest installment of the Ghostbusters franchise.
In an interview with Collider, Wolfhard and Grace spoke about their behind-the-scenes experiences as well as the upcoming project. During the conversation, they detailed everything from group chats with the cast to the many deleted scenes that didn’t end up making the final cut.
“We had a group chat because we had that whole Step Brothers watch party,” Grace reveals at the start of the interview, who plays Phoebe in the Ghostbusters sequel.
When discussing the making of the movie, Wolfhard says it was a combination of following the script and weaving in improvisation to portray his character Trevor.
“Behind the scenes, Jason allowed crazy leniency when it came to performances,” Wolfhard explains. “He allowed me to improvise a lot, which is awesome. His script with Gil Kenan is so good that I almost never did, but when I had an idea, I could go up to Jason and talk to him about it, which was pretty amazing.”
Grace and Wolfhard also revealed that the crew filmed many scenes that were later deleted.
“There’s a lot of scenes that were cut out and edited in the film,” Grace says. “There was a whole plot point that was moved, but it ended up working so well.”
“The cut is so incredible that I was like, ‘Oh, we shot other stuff?’ I’m excited for people to maybe [see the deleted scenes] on the Blu-ray,” Wolfhard says.
As AltPress’ recent cover star, Wolfhard has had an exciting year with the release of his debut album with the Aubreys, Karaoke Alone. Juggling both an acting and a music career, Wolfhard says he considers the latter as more of a creative outlet than anything.
“I grew up as a child actor. It is important to have other outlets in your life to not go insane. I’m lucky that I have a few of those,” Wolfhard says. “I have the Aubreys. I write movies. I read. Those are so important to me. I didn’t get into music because, like, “I want to be in a band. I want to look cool.”
Watch the Collider interview below, and read the Aubreys’ cover story in issue 399, available here.