Scream's Neve Campbell explains what led to her reprising role in new movie

Dan Seddon
·2-min read
Photo credit: Miramax
Photo credit: Miramax

From Digital Spy

Neve Campbell has opened up about bringing back Sidney Prescott for the fifth Scream movie.

Having portrayed the serial killer's target in every Scream instalment up to now, the actress previously confessed to having issues over reprising her character without the late director Wes Craven.

So, what swayed her to come back now?

Photo credit: Miramax
Photo credit: Miramax

Related: Scream's Neve Campbell says she "wasn't certain" she wanted to return in fifth movie

During this weekend's virtual event raising money for The National Breast Cancer Coalition, which featured a Scream reunion, Campbell reflected (via SYFY Wire): "The directors [Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett] actually sent me a letter when the offer was sent and said the reason they are directors is because of Wes."

"They're even so honoured to even be asked to make this film," she continued. "And that they're such huge fans of him and the films themselves, and of the cast, and that they really wanted to honour his voice, which I really, really believe they did."

Photo credit: Miramax
Photo credit: Miramax

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Meanwhile, the House of Cards star also namechecked the directing duo's horror-comedy Ready or Not as enough reason to jump onboard their next movie.

"I thought [it] was so good, so I thought 'They could do this.'"

The fifth Scream will stalk cinemas on January 14, 2022, while Scream is available now on Amazon Prime and the original trilogy is also on Blu-ray and DVD.

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