Neve Campbell is sharing her thoughts on the current Shout out franchise and opening about Scream VI and the Scream V plot that left her disappointed.
During an appearance at Monster-Mania Con earlier this month, Campbell spoke about Scream VIthe film she walked away from after failing to reach an agreement on her salary.
“I watched it until two weeks ago. It took me a minute, I don’t know why,” Campbell told the crowd present from her dashboard. “I actually thought they did a really good job. I think the cast is made up of really powerful and wonderful actors.”
She continued: “I wish these films no ill will. I wanted the film to be good. It’s not like I’m sitting at home thinking, ‘I hope this sucks, I hope it doesn’t go well.’ I care about everyone involved.”
Campbell continued calling out the executives saying “There’s someone at the top who only thinks about money and that’s her prerogative,” to the exclusion of the rest of the people involved in the film who she really cares about.
Scream VI starred Courteney Cox, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Hayden Panettiere.
Campbell too reflected on his experience shooting Scream V and was disappointed by the death of David Arquette’s Dewey.
“I was very saddened by Dewey’s death,” she said. “I thought it was tragic and I normally don’t like to criticize the writing of these projects.”
She added: “I was very disappointed in their choice to get rid of David. Dewey is a wonderful character, and I think we were all in love with him and we were all very sad about it. Of course that’s why they do it, because it has more impact, but now I miss it. I want to see more of him.
Scream VI moved forward without Campbell, who was the face of the franchise. Now Scream VII will have to move forward without Barrera, who was recently removed from the film because of social media posts about the Israel-Hamas conflict.