Matthew Lillard is standing in for his former co-star. during A Twitter Space conversation with Midnight Movie Club52-year-old actor defends Neve Campbell’s decision to walk away the Scream Voting due to salary dispute.
Lillard played Stu in the original the Scream film in 1996, while Campbell starred as Sidney Prescott in all five films in the franchise.
“Did Tom Cruise take less money? [the Top Gun sequel], No f**k man. So why should a woman take less? Why won’t you pay him more as the series goes on?” Lillard said. “What was scream 5 Hit or not hit? It was a smash hit. Did they make **t tons of money? Yes.”
“Should Neve Campbell be paid for work done in five films in one franchise? Yes, because she is the female lead of one of the most successful horror franchises,” he continued, adding that the situation is “infuriating.”
Jamie Kennedy, who played Randy in several the Scream The films also sided with Campbell in the controversy, stating that the whole thing was “a clear example of how perverse the system is.”
“Sydney is the center of Prescott the Scream, Neve is the face of Campbell the Scream, Ghostface followed him throughout the franchise,” said Kennedy A video he posted on YouTube, “… the franchise gets rebooted. It’s more popular than ever … How can you make the Scream Without Sidney Prescott… it’s her story, her POV, her pain, everything she is. She’s the heroine.”
“It’s madness that the people behind the scenes are not paying money to the face of the franchise,” he said. “These are the people who weren’t involved from the start. That’s everything that’s wrong with business.”
Earlier this month, Campbell announced she would not be returning. the Scream The franchise for the sixth film, which is slated to release next year.
“Sadly I won’t make the next the Scream Thin layer. I’ve had to work very hard in my career to establish my value as a woman, especially when it comes to the Scream, I felt that what I was offered did not match the value I brought to the franchise,” Campbell said in a statement. “It has been a very difficult decision to move forward.”
“All mine the Scream Fans, I love you,” she said. “You’ve always been so incredibly supportive to me. I am forever grateful to you for everything this franchise has given me over the last 25 years.”
Although Campbell will not be in the next the Scream The film will see longtime star Courteney Cox returning as Gail Weathers, along with newcomers Melissa Barrera (Sam), Jasmine Savoy Brown (Mindy), Mason Gooding (Chad) and Jenna Ortega (Tara), who played the last He made his franchise debut in the film. ,
Additionally, Hayden Panettiere is making her long-awaited return to the big screen for a sixth film, reprising her role as Kirby Reed, which she originated in. scream 4, Dermot Mulroney is also cast in the film, and is set to play a police officer.
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