Neve Campbell had her causes for not returning to the long-running “Scream” franchise as Sidney Prescott, survivor of relentless killer Ghostface.
Two months after saying that she received’t be a part of the franchise’s upcoming installment due to a pay dispute, Campbell instructed Those who she didn’t really feel what she was being supplied “equated to the value that I bring to this franchise.”
“As a woman in this business, I think it’s really important for us to be valued and to fight to be valued,” she mentioned within the interview, revealed Monday.
For 25 years, Campbell appeared as Prescott alongside characters performed by Courteney Cox and David Arquette. She most lately appeared within the January 2022 sequel, “Scream.” The reboot debuted to $30.6 million in ticket gross sales in its opening weekend, surpassing “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
Echoing her unique sentiments from June, Campbell additionally instructed Those who she may’ve had it simpler, offer-wise, if she have been a male actor. She mentioned she didn’t imagine “that the number I was offered would be the number that would be offered to a man.”
“I just couldn’t do that,” she mentioned.
She beforehand mentioned that the choice to distance herself from the newest “Scream” challenge was “very difficult,” however mentioned Monday that she couldn’t topic herself to “feeling undervalued and feeling the unfairness” round her provide.
“I really just couldn’t bear the idea of walking onto [the set of the sixth film] and feeling undervalued,” she added.
After she made her preliminary announcement in June, Campbell’s “Scream” co-stars Jamie Kennedy and Matthew Lillard backed her up.
“How can you make ‘Scream’ without Sidney Prescott?,” Kennedy requested in a YouTube video. “It’s her story, her POV, her pain. Everything is her. She’s the heroine.”
Lillard tweeted that Campbell not “getting paid her worth is straight up sexism. I think it’s horrible. There. I said it.”
“Scream 6″ is about to debut on March 31, 2023.