When rumors of a new Ghostbusters reboot starring “hilarious women” surfaced Emma Stone‘s name was one of the first thrown around. Even former ghostbuster Bill Murray loved the idea of Emma starring in reboot, but when Paul Feig announced the cast there was no mention of her.
As it turns out, Emma wasn’t just part of the discussion, she was offered a role. Which she turned down and in a new interview with WSJ Magazine, she explained why she passed on what is sure to be the biggest movie of 2016:
“The script was really funny,” she says. “It just didn’t feel like the right time for me. A franchise is a big commitment—it’s a whole thing. I think maybe I need a minute before I dive back into that water.”
She also discussed why she keeps her personal life (a.k.a her romance with Amazing Spider-Man co-star Andrew Garfield) private: “See, I never talk about this stuff for this exact reason—because it’s all so speculative and baseless. Once you start responding—once you’re like, ‘No, that’s not true’—then they’re like, ‘Well, if we push enough, we’ll get a comment, so let’s see what else we can make up.’ I understand the interest in it completely, because I’ve had it, too. But it’s so special to me [her relationship with Andrew] that it never feels good to talk about, so I just continually don’t talk about it.”
How cute is she?! To read the full interview head over to WSJ. Magazine.