A few months ago it was announced that ‘Scream 6’, the sequel to this new stage without Wes Craven in the terrifying franchise, would not have Neve Campbell in the role of the protagonist Sidney Prescott. In recent statements, the actress has pointed out that considers that the offer would have been different if it had been a man.
Sequel without Sidney
Already at the time, Neve Campbell declared that the offer she received to participate in the sixth installment of the saga “was not adjusted to the value it brought to the franchise” and decided to reject it. Later, Campbell has added that she doesn’t think she would have been so short had she been a man:
Honestly, I don’t think if I was a guy who had done five installments in a blockbuster franchise over 25 years, I would have been offered that number. I knew deep inside that I just couldn’t accept it. I couldn’t go on set feeling like this, undervalued, and feeling the injustice (or lack of justice) of this.
Campbell thanked fans for their support and love over time and received the supported by Jasmin Savoy Brownone of the new additions to the fifth installment of ‘Scream’:
I respect her a lot for doing it. I think it’s hard to be a woman in this industry and in any industry, really. If a person, especially a woman, feels that she deserves better, whether it’s employment status, leaving a relationship, or filling a void, I fully support that.
‘Scream 6’ will only feature the return of one of the original actresses: Courteney Cox as Gale Weathers. The sequel directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will also see the return of the survivors of the previous ‘Ghostface’ crime spree, as well as surprise returns like Hayden Panettiere in the role of Kirby Reed. Their premiere is scheduled for March 31, 2023.