While speaking to The Wrap about taking over his father Ivan Reitman’s beloved franchise, Jason Reitman revealed the minimal effort he needed to put in to get his version of Gozer. He turned to “Don’t Worry Darling” director Olivia Wilde in his hour of need, offering her the chance to become one of the ’80s most iconic villains. Naturally, she didn’t turn it down. “I reached out to her like, ‘Hey, you wanna be Gozer?’ I just texted her, and she was down from the word ‘go’.” The rest, as they say, is history trapped inside a ghost trap placed inside a highly advanced containment unit.
Her screen time may have been on the same level as the OG busters that made an appearance, but much more was required to get her to look like the original film’s character — something that Reitman had massive respect for. Speaking about Wilde’s time on set, the director admitted, “it’s not a fun day because you have to show up at the crack of dawn and be covered in prosthetics and makeup and have weird contact lenses put in your eyes.” Thankfully, Wilde took the good with the bad like a pro when gearing up for Gozer. “It’s a beast of a role, but she came at it with complete joy.” Turns out, busting does make you feel good.