Neve Campbell, who performed Sidney Prescott within the first 5 films within the Scream horror franchise, didn’t seem in the newest pic, this yr’s profitable Scream VI, amid a salary dispute. Series creator Kevin Williamson has a response for that.
“All I can say is, ‘Pay her the cash’,” Williamson stated throughout an interview on the most recent episode of the Happy Horror Time podcast that dropped this week.
Williamson was requested by podcast hosts Tim Murdock and Matt Emert his ideas on Campbell’s determination to not be within the film, which she made public in June 2022 saying, “As a lady I’ve needed to work extraordinarily exhausting in my profession to ascertain my worth, particularly on the subject of Scream. “I felt the provide that was offered to me didn’t equate to the worth I’ve delivered to the franchise.”
She later expanded on her reasoning, noting that if she “had been a person and had performed 5 installments of an enormous blockbuster franchise over 25 years,” the quantity she was provided wouldn’t have been the identical. “In my soul, I simply couldn’t try this,” she stated. “I couldn’t stroll on set feeling that — feeling undervalued and feeling the unfairness, or lack of equity, round that.”
Williamson, as a part of the wide-ranging podcast dialogue, stated he revered her determination.
“I do know her effectively. I like and adore her, and that’s what she did and it’s nice for her,” he stated. “I like everybody concerned with Scream and all I can say is pay her the cash. Yes, you heard it, everybody. That’s what I might do. I might give her that.”
He added, “One day, they’ll determine that every one out.”
There will probably be extra Scream films, for certain, for Campbell to return to, after the success of Scream VI. It bowed in March and broke franchise information by bringing in $168 million on the world field workplace.
Williamson co-wrote the script with James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick and in addition government produced.