“Scream” star David Arquette has responded to Neve Campbell’s surprise exit from the next “Scream” movie.
The horror vet walked from “Scream 6” over a pay dispute this week, telling Deadline : “As a woman, I have had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my value, especially when it comes to Scream. I felt the offer that was presented to me did not equate to the value I have brought to the franchise.”
Online rumours suggest Cambell was offered 4-days work at a tag of $2 million. She would also have only appeared in one scene.
Arquette says it’s “unfortunate” that Campbell isn’t back but definitely understands her decision.
“I’d love for her to be a part of it,” Arquette told ComicBook. “A Scream movie without Sidney is kind of unfortunate, but I understand her decision. It’s all a business in a way, they have to balance all these elements to fit a budget and produce a film. I get it, she’s still alive! She [can] absolutely be in future ones, but I think it’s up to fans to call for that in the future… That is sudden, it’s a business, though. I respect her decision, for sure.”
At this stage the only original “Scream” (1996) cast member returning for “Scream 6” is Courteney Cox, who recently revealed she’d be reprising her role as Gail Weathers.