Demi Moore is one of Hollywood’s most iconic actresses. Moore rose to fame in the 80s as a member of the Brat Pack before embarking on a successful solo career. The 90s saw Moore’s career skyrocket with roles in A Few Good Men and Indecent Proposal.
But her most memorable role came in the 1990 paranormal romance Ghost. While the film helped solidify Moore’s status as an A-lister, the actress admitted she didn’t have high hopes for the blockbuster.
Demi Moore believed Ghost was going to be a disaster
Moore plays Molly Jensen, the girlfriend of Patrick Swayze’s character Sam Wheat. After Sam is killed by his friend Carl, he fears Molly is in danger. To protect Molly, Sam’s spirit seeks the assistance of psychic Oda Mae Brown, played by Whoopi Goldberg.
Between the romance story aspect and the all-star cast; Ghost went on to become a blockbuster success, something that surprised Moore. In a recent interview with the Howard Stern Show, the actress revealed she had doubts about the film.
"“Reading it on paper with these three components, like I thought this is either going to be amazing or an absolute disaster. It’s a comedy, a thriller, and a romance. Like how are they gonna pull that off?”"
While Moore had her doubts; the cast and crew managed to pull off what became a cinematic masterpiece.
"“Everything about it like worked and dealing with the subject of, you know, of afterlife. Things that people were not certainly open to as we are now.”"
Ghost went on to gross $505 million at the box office and is considered one of the greatest romance movies of all time. Moore was praised for her performance and received a Golden Globe nomination. Thanks to the film, Moore went on to have a successful career as an actress and producer.