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Finn Wolfhard talks Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Stranger Things & The Turning

It's been a busy few years for the talented young actor. After shooting to fame in Season 1 of Netflix's hit show Stranger Things, Finn Wolfhard has been in high-demand since. Going onto to star in both IT films, The Addams Family and now The Turning and Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Fresh from his recent holiday break in Vancouver, The Hollywood Reporter caught up with the busy 17-year old star.

Ghosbusters: Afterliife, a direct sequel to the original 1984 film is one of the most anticipated films of 2020. Wolfhard assures fans that despite the serious looking trailer, the film is full of the same hunour that made the original a hit with fans.

"The trailer only showed some of it, but it’s a Ghostbusters movie. So it’s a really funny film. Every scene has comedy in it. I’m excited for people to see more of the humor in the movie.”

In regards to Wolfhard's character in it, without going into too much detail he describes him as a dumb teenager.

"He’s a pretty dumb character. (Laughs.) It’s not that he’s written dumb, he’s just a dumb teenager and totally naive. Everything is way over his head. He’s obsessed with cars and girls. So it’s really fun to play him."

Of course Wolfhard will also be reprising his role as Mike Wheeler in Season 4 of Stranger Things which he describes as a "really crazy season"

"We start really soon — in a month or two. We just got some of the scripts, which I haven’t read yet. Up until a few days ago, we really had no idea what was going on this season. We’re gearing up to go, and I’m really excited for it. It’s a really crazy season."

In regards to The Turning, Wolfhard went into a bit of detail in regards to playing such a dislikeable character audiences would despise.

"That’s one of the reasons why I did it. I thought it would be interesting to do something that wasn’t the same as all the other characters I’ve done before — not that they were the same at all. But, in the way of likability, I feel like I’ve played some likable characters, and I wanted to play a really weird character."

As for what to expect in The Turning, auidences can expect "a creepy slow burn as oppose to an in-your-face horror movie."

"The scary parts in The Turning aren’t the jump scares. They’re the creepy scenes between me and Mackenzie where I’m being gross and touchy towards her. It’s a really weird and unique movie."

You can read the full interview with Wolfhard on THR's website.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife hits cinemas nationwide in the UK 10th July 2020, Season 4 of Stranger Things currently does not have a release date and The Turning has just hit UK cinemas being released January 24th.


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