Kristen Wiig plays Erin Gilbert, a ghost-busting paranormal investigator and physicist at Columbia University who is also an MIT alumna. Gilbert was spotted wearing a Brass Rat in at least one scene in the movie, and in a case of life imitating art, Wiig was spotted in MIT gear during the filming of the movie.
Much like Tony Stark, Erin Gilbert's fictional time at MIT is clouded in mystery. So Slice will leave it you, our MIT alumni community, to begin to piece together her background.
- When did she graduate, and from what Course?
- Did she receive her undergraduate or graduate degree at MIT?
- Where did she live in on campus?
- And will we see any ghosts at MIT in the Ghostbusters sequel?
And bonus points to any MITers who can spot a Brass Rat in any non-Iron Man films. A sleuthing Redditor found actor and actual MIT alumnus Erland van Lidth '77 wearing his class ring as an extra in the 1980 film Stir Crazy. We know there's more out there!