Due to a disagreement regarding compensation, Neve Campbell will not be participating in Scream 6: “A choice that is really challenging”
Due to a disagreement on her compensation, the long-running horror franchise’s protagonist, Neve Campbell, will not be appearing in the forthcoming installment of the Scream series. According to a statement she released on Monday, the offer that was made to the mainstay of the brand “does not correlate to the value I have provided to the franchise.”
Campbell expressed his regret that he would not be participating in the production of the subsequent Scream picture. “Because I am a woman, I have had to put in a lot of extra effort throughout my career to prove that I am valuable, particularly in regard to Scream. My impression is that the offer that was made to me does not come close to matching the value that I have contributed to the brand.”
Campbell acknowledged that it “has been a very difficult decision to move on” and expressed gratitude to the audience for their support. She addressed all of her Scream fans and said, “I love you.” “You have been nothing but incredibly supportive to me throughout the years. I will be eternally thankful to both you and this business for everything that they have done for me over the past 25 years.”
Campbell has already opened up about the challenges she faces when it comes to receiving fair compensation. She and fellow scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis sat down for an interview with Variety.
Curtis, who appeared in the Halloween films that were commercially successful, has stated that she “didn’t actually make much money off of the horror pictures.” It spurred Campbell to discuss her own experiences on Scream 3, adding that although she “did all fine,” she did not receive back end, which is a term that refers to pay after a picture earns a profit.
During that time, she remarked that there was “always the promise of the back end.” “And then, of course, it gets buried under the weight of publicity and costs and all the other reasons they say, “Oh, really no, we didn’t make the amount of money that we’re claiming we made in all the press so that we don’t have to give you that,” which is awful. It turned out to be the Weinsteins.”
Both Campbell and Curtis lamented the obstacles that women in the horror industry confront. The former member of Scream stated, “We would like to make equal.”
Campbell made her acting debut in the first installment of Wes Craven’s Scream, which was released in 1996. She went on to reprise her role in each of the four sequels that followed, the most recent of which was Scream 5, in which she co-starred alongside newcomers Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, and Jasmin Savoy Brown.
Courteney Cox, who played Gale Weathers in the first three installments of the Scream franchise, will return to the role in the next installment Scream 6, which will also include the return of Hayden Panettiere. It will debut in theaters on March 31, 2023, according to the current plans.