Neve Campbell Addresses Scream Issues

It’s easy to see, even from the outside, that the Scream franchise is quickly falling apart. After the firing of Melissa Barrera late last year reportedly over comments she made on social media about the conflict in Gaza, which was followed by Jenna Ortega’s departure in solidarity with her on-screen sister. Then we heard director Christopher Landon was leaving the project, calling it a ‘nightmare” on his way out the door. Now, original franchise star, Neve Campbell, chimes in and gives fans a glimmer of hope.

During a discussion with Indiewire, Campbell says, “I love this franchise. I would hope it doesn’t fall apart.”

Unfortunately, that seems to be exactly what is happening. Campbell reportedly didn’t return for Scream VI over a salary dispute, but she hasn’t ruled out returning for the seventh installment.

“Given the right circumstances, yes (I would return),” she says. “I made a statement several years ago, and it was the reason I didn’t do [Scream VI] at the time. I just really felt the need to stand up and say that I don’t believe I would’ve been treated that way had I been a man carrying a franchise for 25 years. And that still stands. It’s sad to me that they’re struggling at the moment. I would imagine that the people at the top are spinning a little bit. Trying to make the right decision. I would imagine people want to do the right thing. I would hope.”

Could Campbell be broadcasting her desire to return, as long as she is taken seriously at the negotiating table? Get the checkbooks out!