Neve Campbell recalls a wild and dangerous day on set. the Scream star reveals during a conversation with Kelly Clarkson that she survived a bear attack when she was a teenager.
Campbell says when she was just 17, she was cast in the role of a girl who is “one with the animals” in a movie.
“It was in Canada, but it’s not like camping or anything. I was actually in a movie,” she shared on Thursday’s episode The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Things got serious for the young actress when a bear was brought to the set. Campbell says the crew instructed them to give the bear a sugary soda, then dip their hand in honey and run.
Being “really dumb” and young, the star agreed. “Of course I wanted to please everyone,” she jokes.
“I was like, ‘Okay.’ And I’ll dip my hand in honey and run to that rock. I turn and hold out my hand and the bear doesn’t slow down and he grabs my leg and pulls me through the woods,” Campbell recalls. “My mom randomly visits the set and yells and everyone on the set freezes because no one knows what’s happening. All I can think about is, ‘He’s biting me,’ like it’s not obvious.”
Campbell says that the bear wrangler finally took the animal away from her. When the director told her she didn’t have to do the scene again, the actress insisted she wanted to do the shot anyway.
“I, this People Pleaser, said, ‘No, that was a rehearsal. We didn’t get it on camera. Let’s do it again,'” she tells DeGeneres.
Today, the 48-year-old actress says she knows better. “I’m old,” she jokes. “No, absolutely not. I don’t do that.”
While her story of being attacked by a bear is pretty chilling, Campbell’s latest is Scream The film promises to be just as terrifying, but also entertaining. For ET’s exclusives with the acclaimed actress, check out the video below.
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