Melissa McCarthy has admitted she was not expecting the reaction to an all-female Ghostbusters movie.
The actress is starring in the upcoming reboot alongside Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig - but there was a fierce backlash online when the movie was announced, and when the trailer was released.
Melissa told Entertainment Weekly: "I just thought, 'Really? Are we still there?'
"It's a movie. I never gave it another thought. You just have to go, 'Well, I hope you get out a little more. The world is fun.'"
Kristen, who plays a professor in the film, said they were not trying to replace the 1984 original in any way.
"You can't get better than the original," she said.
"But it's a different movie, it's a different cast, it's many years later, and we've also done things that are different. It's not just about it starring women."
Leslie added: "When people started asking me about the gender stuff, I would say, 'It's not a man thing, it's not a woman thing. It's a Ghostbuster thing.'"