Michael K. Williams, the actor best known of his work on The Wire and Boardwalk Empire, dropped by the Entertainment Weekly Radio studios on Thursday and discussed his role in Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot.
Williams is playing Hawkins, an "FBI agent who works for the mayor." During the film when ghosts appear, Hawkins will be part of a contingent that tells "the people it was a flash in the sky and 'Run along little women with your ghosts, we got this.'"
Williams got to work with all four leading ladies, and gave each of them high praise, but he seemed more excited that he shared a scene with the franchise's signature ghost. "I’m not going to lie, working with Melissa, and Kristen, and Kate, was really dope," he said, "but...I got to work with Slimer, dude. Like Slimer!!! I’m in a scene with Slimer! I’m a huge Ghostbusters fan and it was a dream come true."
You can listen to the interview in the audio player below.
Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!
Ghostbusters is due in theaters July 15, 2016.