NOC Interview: Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon Discuss ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon star in the next chapter of the original Ghostbusters universe, Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Rudd portrays Mr. Gary Grooberson and Coon takes on the role of Callie. Based on the 1984 classic, the new film will be released exclusively in movie theaters on November 19.

In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. 

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Rudd is best known for his role as Scott Lang / Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the MCU, he can be seen starring in Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, as well as Avengers: Endgame. Upcoming, his new series The Shrink Next Door will premiere on November 12 and he will next star in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The actor’s television work includes Friends, Parks and Recreation, Wild Oats, Sisters, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, and Living with Yourself.

Other film credits include Clueless, The Size of Watermelons, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, 200 Cigarettes, Wet Hot American Summer, The Château, The Shape of Things, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, The Object of My Affection, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Diggers, Night at the Museum, The Ten, Knocked Up, I Could Never Be Your Woman, Over Her Dead Body, Dinner for Schmucks, Our Idiot Brother, Wanderlust, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Fundamentals of Caring, This Is 40, The Catcher Was a Spy, Ideal Home, Admission, All Is Bright, They Came Together, How Do You Know, P.S., The Cider House Rules, The Locusts, Role Models, Two Days, Prince Avalanche, and I Love You, Man.

Coon is best known for her role as Nora Durst in The Leftovers. Other television credits include The Sinner, The Gilded Age, Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town, and Fargo. The actress’ film work includes Gone Girl, Avengers: Infinity War, The Nest, The Post, The Keeping Hours, Strange Weather, Widows, The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter, as well as Kin.


I had the chance to chat with the amazing duo about the dynamic between their characters in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, being part of a film that the whole family can enjoy together, and which is cuter: Baby Groot or the Baby Pufts Marshmallow Men?

Watch my interview below to hear all the details: