Wanna Know 3 Secrets About Ghostbusters?


Hanging with these "Ghostbusters" at a recent press conference was the most fun I had in quite some time.  They were hilarious and it was obvious that the chemistry seen on-screen was not contrived.  These ladies have a real connection other than the fact that each and every one of them are ridiculously funny!  Yeah, I said it...Girls are Funny...so there!

About those three secrets...

One involves the answer to whether or not there will be a sequel.  Secondly, apparently not only is Chris Hemsworth great looking, but great at EVERYTHING and last, but not least here's the skinny (pardon the pun) on how Leslie and Melissa really feel about being curvy girl movie stars.

Being a curvy girl myself, I couldn't resist the opportunity to ask Leslie Jones and Melissa McCarthy about their thoughts on the subject of how we are discriminated against when it comes to wardrobe styling for red carpets and special events.  Here's an excerpt of what they had to say and it is right on time!

Carla Renata:  Hey Y'all How you doing!

Leslie Jones:  Hey!

Carla Renata:  Hey Girl...it's Carla Renata from CarlaRenatasCorner.com soon to be CurvyCritic.com (massive laughter). But, anywhoo...we were talking a little bit about empowerment.  Being a curvy girl myself I understand challenges that people may have getting dressed for a red carpet or a special event...so I just want you to speak to that if you don't mind.

Leslie Jones:  I've been six feet tall since the 6th grade and had a size 10 foot in 7th Grade.  It was always hard for me to find clothes.  So, for the industry not to make clothes for me, that average woman who actually goes into the store and buys...it kind of pisses me off a little bit.

I'm not saying there's anything wrong with being curvy.  I'm a size 10 and I use to be a size 14. (based on her look we burst into laugher).  I mean I need y'all to know a b*&%h been working out.  ( more laughter)  It takes a real designer to design for real women who buys your clothes. I know that there's the Kardashians and all that, but there's on ly a small percentage of them.  The big percentage is us the real people.

We have to say something.  You have to speak up.  You have to!  You're spending the money.  You have to say something.  I mean...I don't know... maybe I should shut up (uproarious laughter)

Melissa McCarthy:  It's a very strange thing.  I've always been bewildered.  I think 72% of the American population is I think a size 14 and above.  (To Leslie)  You don't fall in that.  Most stores do not offer it or if it is it's up by the tires.

Leslie Jones:  Um...hmm


Melissa McCarthy:  I'm always bewildered.  What other business goes Oh it's the majority....ok I'm for sure gonna keep you out.  Mean I started a clothing line because I couldn't shop.  I couldn't get stuff.  I had to have stuff made and I thought this is madness.

Carla Renata:  What's the name of your clothing line

Melissa McCarthy:  It's under my name...Melissa McCarthy.  It's  a crazy thing and I think the more you speak out and say like it's NOT the exception.  They're expecting everyone to be the exception.  It's like...NO!  We come in every shape, size, color, height and everything and they should serve that.

Leslie Jones:  I believe that the craziest, wrongest...(chuckling) wrongest.  The most wrong statement that can be made is that's just how it is.  That's just gonna kill us.  There's no such thing as that...stop saying that.  The worst thing that can happen is they say no.

Carla Renata:  Well, alright then (laughter)




As far as when we might see a sequel to Ghostbusters, creator Ivan Reitman simply replied "soon".

Here are some pix from the event, click on the video above to watch the press conference in its entirety.


Below is my video take on the press conference

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Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!