Actress Gillian Anderson has made a public plea to Ghostbusters 3 director Paul Feig for a role in his all-female reboot of the comedy classic.

The 46-year-old The Fall star had not heard about the upcoming female-fronted Ghostbusters until fans informed her during a Q&A session on Reddit.com. She responded with a shout-out to director Paul Feig to cast her in the spook-hunting comedy.

Anderson said: "Oh My God, I just looked it up online. Paul Feig, cast me now! ...I'm free!!!!! I'm free I'm free and I'm funny..."

She then urged fans to "Start a Twitter petition" and to "Make it happen!!"

The former X-Files star thinks she is more than suited to a role in the movie as she believes she is quite connected to "other spirits".

She said: "I've definitely felt other spirits. I'm quite sensitive to it."

Feig, who was the director of smash hit comedy Bridesmaids, is pairing up with screenwriter Katie Dippole (The Heat) to pen the script, with the film scheduled to start shooting early next year.