Neve Campbell and her costars, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, had a good cry while filming Scream 5. And no, it had nothing to do with the plotline of the newest slasher in the franchise.
The latest Scream is the first one not directed by Wes Craven, who passed away in 2015. Instead, the movie is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.
Neve opened up about the filming after many years apart, describing the experience:
"Emotional, to be honest. Because I certainly felt Wes's absence, and at the same time, I clearly felt his presence."
"Every time I walk on these movies, I feel his presence, and his power, and his input, and his influence, and everything he did to make these movies amazing. Also, I don't think it's a giveaway to say that we do return to the original house, so to walk onto that set."
"It blew my mind because the set decorators did an incredible job; it's identical. It was petty surreal, at the time 24 years later, to walk into that house. I think Courteney, David, and I each individually had a good cry when we walked onto that set. I mean, these movies meant a lot. The very first experience was so much fun and meant so much to all of us in many ways. So, yeah, everything came flooding back."
Talking to EW, the 48-year-old actress, she revealed that she loved the script and did not guess who the killer (or killers) was during the first reading.
Neve stated that Sidney is a mother in this movie, living fearlessly. That is until her past comes back to haunt her.
Neve also spoke about working during Covid. She said it was a weird experience, disappointing for an actor since she was not as involved in the process as she used to be. She added that filming a movie without seeing the crew's faces was challenging, yet, for someone whose career started almost three decades ago, it was not as scary or complicated as it was different.
Neve Campbell is entirely satisfied with how the movie turned out. The film hits the theaters on January 14, without a red carpet. We are excited to see the old crew.
But, would Neve play Sidney again in the future? Well, first, we have to see if she will survive Scream 5!