Yesterday, The Guardian ran an interview with Neve Campbell where she said “I’m so glad those days are over,” in regards to her turn as Sidney Prescott in the Scream franchise. A lot of horror fans took that as a bit of a verbal bitchslap but I don’t think that is necessarily how it was intended. At any rate, Campbell has clarified a bit in an interview with EW.
The actress didn’t outright guarantee that she would be on board for another Scream film but she didn’t shut the idea down, either. It seems as though Campbell was profoundly effected by the loss of Wes Craven and would really only be interested if the project was done right.
“Wes was so responsible for the success of it and the brilliance of it, and he was a dear, dear friend and a mentor, and I just don’t know how I would feel at the moment if it came around again,” Campbell explained. “It would have to be something really special and really different. They’d have to be really convincing about who they decided to bring on as director, and I’d still have to do a bit of soul-searching on that one.”
Since the series has been rebooted for television and Wes Craven recently passed, it’s somewhat doubtful that a fifth film would be happening any time soon. But it’s still nice to know that Campbell hasn’t ruled out the possibility of playing Sidney one more time.