By The Big Magazine Staff
Neve Campbell won’t be reprising her role as Sidney Prescott in Paramount/Spyglass Media’s Scream 6.
"Sadly, I won't be making the next Scream film," first reported by Deadline. "As a woman I have had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my value, especially when it comes to Scream. I felt the offer that was presented to me did not equate to the value I have brought to the franchise. It's been a very difficult decision to move on. To all my Scream fans, I love you. You've always been so incredibly supportive to me. I'm forever grateful to you and to what this franchise has given me over the past 25 years."
While Campbell did not specify the salary offered, she portrayed Prescott in the first three SCREAM films, released between 1996 and 2000, before returning for Scream 4 in 2011 and in this year's Scream.
Courteney Cox, and Hayden Panettiere, who also starred in Scream 4 are expected to return to 2023's Scream 6.
David Arquette, who played Dewey Riley in the franchise, addressed Neve Campbell’s announcement amidst a salary dispute.
Though Arquette says Campbell’s decision was “unfortunate,” he also says understands where she (and conversely, the studio) are coming from.
“I’d love for her to be a part of it,” the actor tells ComicBook. “A Scream movie without Sidney is kind of unfortunate, but I understand her decision. It’s all a business in a way, they have to balance all these elements to fit a budget and produce a film.”
Arquette also tells ComicBook that he doesn’t see Campbell’s exit from this film as a fully closed door on Sidney’s character. “She [can] absolutely be in future ones, but I think it’s up to fans to call for that in the future,” he explains.
Get that money Neve!
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