Date: 7th June 2022
Neve Campbell says she won’t be in the new Scream sequel after she received an inadequate offer to star in the slasher franchise’s sixth installment.
After rumors emerged over the weekend that the beloved star declined a return for Scream 6, Campbell is setting the record straight.
Campbell, who plays the perpetually targeted Sidney Prescott in the long-running slasher series, will not be reprising her role in the upcoming installment because she felt "the offer that was presented to me did not equate to the value I have brought to the franchise."
"Sadly, I won’t be making the next ‘Scream ‘film," Campbell said in a statement "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."
Campbell currently stars on the Netflix series The Lincoln Lawyer. Deadline recently reported that she’s joined the cast of Peacock‘s Twisted Metal in a recurring role as Raven opposite Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz, and Thomas Haden Church.
The latest Scream fired up a rebound year at the box office for Paramount, grossing $140M WW. Campbell returned with original Scream dramatis personae Courteney Cox (who plays Gale Weathers) and David Arquette (Dewey Riley).
The next Scream movie will see Hayden Panettiere return as Kirby Reed, a role she carved out in Scream 4. New franchise cast members Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Mason Gooding are coming back for Scream 6. In the next installment, opening on March 31, 2023
Source: Press Release