Neve Campbell Says 'It Was Sad' to Leave Scream 6 but She 'Couldn't Bear' Feeling 'Undervalued' https://t.co/MaXjhliprv— People (@people) August 8, 2022
Despite a misleading and unreliable tweet stating that Neve Campbell would return for Scream 6, the actress confirms that she is not returning for the sixth installment. In a new interview with PEOPLE, Campbell, 48, opens up about her decision to walk away from the SCREAM franchise she helped build.
The actress says her choice not to sign on to reprise her role as Sidney Prescott for the upcoming film was "truly" just "negotiation" related. "I did not feel that what I was being offered equated to the value that I bring to this franchise, and have brought to this franchise, for 25 years," she told the outlet.
"And as a woman in this business, I think it's really important for us to be valued and to fight to be valued," continues Campbell. "I honestly don't believe that if I were a man and had done five installments of a huge blockbuster franchise over 25 years, that the number that I was offered would be the number that would be offered to a man."
"And in my soul, I just couldn't do that," she adds. "I couldn't walk on set feeling that — feeling undervalued and feeling the unfairness, or lack of fairness, around that."
She maintains that "it was sad" for her to not return, telling PEOPLE, "I love these movies. I love Sidney. I love this franchise I'm so grateful for it."
"But at the same time, I really just couldn't bear the idea of walking onto [the sixth film] and feeling undervalued," she said.
Despite her decision not to return to Scream, Neve remains booked and busy: she's currently on Netflix's The Lincoln Lawyer and will appear in the upcoming Peacock series Twisted Metal with Anthony Mackie.
Neve Campbell also chatted with PEOPLE about her new PSA for the American Red Cross.
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