Neve Campbell may be an iconic girl from the finale, but now she has the last word as a woman in Hollywood.
The ‘Scream’ star previously announced that she was leaving the franchise after 25 years playing Sidney Prescott. Campbell cited “negotiation” issues behind his departure before “Scream 6”. Now Campbell is clarifying exactly what happened behind the scenes.
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“I didn’t feel like what I was being offered matched the value that I bring to this franchise and have brought to this franchise for 25 years,” Campbell told People. “As a woman in this profession, I think it is very important for us to be valued and to fight for it. I honestly don’t believe that if I was a man and had done five installments of a hugely successful franchise over 25 years, the number I was offered would be the number that would be offered to a man.
She added, “In my soul, I just couldn’t do that. I couldn’t walk on set feeling that – feeling undervalued and feeling the unfairness, or lack of fairness, around it.
Campbell has appeared in all five “Scream” films since the original film, directed by Wes Craven, was released in 1996. In total, the franchise has grossed more than $744 million at the box office.
The most recent film, also titled “Scream” and directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of Radio Silence, marked the final film for Campbell’s original cast member David Arquette. However, Courteney Cox has confirmed that she will be reprising her role as Gale Weathers in the upcoming film.
“Scream 6” is set to feature Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Mason Gooding, the four survivors from the fifth film, as they leave Woodsboro for good. “Scream 4” alum Hayden Panettiere will return as movie buff Kirby and Dermot Mulroney join the franchise as cops.
“Scream 6” is slated for release on March 31, 2023.
Campbell previously shared in a social media post, “Unfortunately, I will not be doing the next ‘Scream’ movie. As a woman, I’ve had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my worth, especially in this regarding ‘Scream’ I felt the offer presented to me did not match the value I brought to the franchise.
Campbell continued: “It was a very difficult decision to move on. To all my ‘Scream’ fans, I love you. You have always been incredibly supportive. I will be forever grateful to you and what this franchise has given me over the past 25 years.
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