Actress Annie Potts Surprised by Janine Melnitz's New Role in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

News - 16 January 2024
Actress Annie Potts was pleasantly surprised to see her character, Janine Melnitz, portrayed as a ghost hunter in the upcoming film Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. Potts revealed in an interview with Empire magazine that the decision to promote Janine to a ghost hunter was unexpected and not initially part of the script.nnIn previous Ghostbusters films, characters Venkman, Stantz, Spengler, and Zeddemore were the ones who rushed towards the ghosts wearing their iconic overalls with name tags.

However, in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, Janine Melnitz will also don the same attire with her own name tag. Potts shared that she was taken by surprise when director Gil Kenan approached her on set and told her it was time to put on the overalls.nn"I have to say I got a kick out of it.

Janine served long and well, and I felt like she was finally getting her stripes, you know?," expressed Potts. She added that Janine had maintained a close bond with the Ghostbusters team between the events of Ghostbusters II and Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, acting as the "keeper of the flame" in the Firehouse. Potts described the Ghostbusters as superheroes and noted that it was gratifying to see Janine recognized in a similar light.

nnThe actress hinted at Janine receiving a new piece of equipment in the film but kept details under wraps, teasing that it was not a proton pack. Fans can expect to see Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire in Dutch cinemas starting on March 28.nnOverall, Potts expressed her excitement for Janine's new role as a ghost hunter, highlighting the character's evolution and growth throughout the Ghostbusters franchise.

The surprise twist adds a fresh element to the film, giving fans a new perspective on the beloved character. Janine's promotion to a ghost hunter showcases her dedication and resilience, emphasizing her importance within the Ghostbusters universe.