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Neve Campbell Confirms Her Comeback As Sidney In The Seventh Instalment Of Scream 7

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Neve Campbell Confirms Her Comeback As Sidney In The Seventh Instalment Of Scream 7

Sidney Prescott will be reprised by Neve Campbell in Scream 7 after a salary disagreement led her to temporarily exit the series.

The return of Neve Campbell as the legendary Sidney Prescott in Scream 7 has now been officially confirmed.

Although she made an appearance in Scream 5, Neve chose not to participate in Scream 6 due to a financial dispute. In an interview with Variety, Neve stated: “I felt that the offer I received did not reflect the contribution I have made to the franchise. It was a tough decision for me to move on.”

In January 2024, she reiterated her position in a conversation with IndieWire, asserting: “I made a statement a few years ago, which was the reason for my absence from the film at that time. I felt compelled to express that I don’t believe I would have been treated the same if I were a male lead of a franchise for 25 years, and that belief still holds true.”

In a post on Instagram shared on March 12th, Neve made it official that she would be reprising the role of Sidney with a heartfelt message. “I’m thrilled to share this amazing news!!! Sidney Prescott is making a comeback!!!! It’s always been a blast and a privilege to portray Sidney in the Scream movies. My gratitude for these films and their significance to me has never faded.”

“I’m extremely delighted and honored to announce that I’ve been invited in the most respectful manner to bring Sidney back to the screen, and I couldn’t be happier!!! Well, maybe I could. While I’ve been exceptionally fortunate to work on these films with the maestro of horror Wes Craven and the incredibly talented duo of Matt and Tyler, I’ve harbored a dream for many years about how incredible it would be to work on one of these movies with Kevin Williamson at the helm.”

“And now, that dream is being fulfilled, as Kevin Williamson will be directing Scream 7! This project was his brainchild, and it’s his brilliant imagination that conceived this world. Kevin is not only an artistic inspiration but has also been a close friend for many years. To the fantastic fans of Scream, I hope you share my excitement. See you on the set @kevwilliamson.”

No additional casting information has been disclosed for Scream 7 as of yet. Nonetheless, it has been confirmed that Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega, who portrayed lead roles Sam and Tara Carpenter in Scream 5 and 6, will not be reprising their roles in this installment.

In November 2023, Melissa was terminated from the franchise due to her public support for Palestine. Spyglass alleged that Melissa’s statements were anti-Semitic. Supporters of the franchise have stood by her following her dismissal.

Shortly after Melissa’s departure, Jenna also announced her non-return. However, it was clarified that her exit was unrelated to Melissa and was instead due to scheduling conflicts with Wednesday season 2.

Recent reports about Scream 7 indicate that the movie will serve as another reboot. Patrick Dempsey, who portrays Sidney’s spouse, Mark Kincaid, is also said to be among the actors being considered for roles in the film alongside Courteney Cox.

Kevin Williamson, the writer of Scream, Scream 2, and Scream 4, will make his return as the director of Scream 7.

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