• Hemsworth plays dumb blonde receptionist in upcoming 'Ghostbusters' film. (Sony Pictures Entertainment)Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Chris Hemsworth plays adorably dumb receptionist Kevin in the upcoming gender role reversed 'Ghostbusters' film
By
Shami Sivasubramanian

28 Apr 2016 - 2:21 PM  UPDATED 28 Apr 2016 - 2:21 PM

The upcoming reboot of '80s classic Ghostbusters has already been making waves thanks to its all-female lead cast. But the film's latest featurette shows an additional gender reversal character - Kevin, the stereotypical dumb blonde receptionist, played by our own Chris Hemsworth.

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The film's production company, Sony Pictures Entertainment, release a 'Character vignette' of Kevin yesterday, in honour of Administrative Professionals Day on April 27.

Hemsworth maintains his natural Australian accent in the film.

The video also features behind-the-scenes moments of the cast sharing their thoughts on Hemsworth comedic chops.

SNL's Leslie Jones says, "Seriously there is no way that you're this sweet, this funny, this fine - it's just not fair!"

"He's so funny. He's such a funny improviser," says Kristin Wiig.

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Thought the film reverses traditional gender roles, it still highlights the sexism faced by the female lead characters, who play successful professional in their chosen fields.

The scene where Kevin designs a logo for the Ghostbusters team, illustrates this perfectly.

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"Do you see how this could make us look bad?" says Dr Gilbert, Wiig's character.

To which Kevin replies, "Because of the boobs? Because I can make them bigger."

The movie opens in Australia on July 14, a week before the US. 

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