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Kevin Williamson Urges ‘Scream’ to Compensate Neve Campbell for Franchise Comeback

‘Scream’ Creator Kevin Williamson Hopes Neve Campbell Returns to Franchise

Series creator Kevin Williamson is making it clear: he wants Neve Campbell, who portrayed Sidney Prescott in the Scream horror franchise, to return to the series. Campbell was notably absent from the most recent installment, Scream VI, due to a salary dispute. In a recent interview, Williamson expressed his desire, stressing the need to fairly compensate Campbell for her return.

Neve Campbell’s Salary Dispute: Kevin Williamson’s Call to ‘Pay Her the Money’ in Scream Franchise

Campbell had publicly stated in June 2022 that she declined the offer due to concerns about her value and fair compensation, particularly considering her longstanding contribution to the franchise.

Williamson, in response, emphasized his support for her.

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“I love everyone involved with Scream and all I can say is pay her the money. Yes, you heard it, everyone. That’s what I would do. I would give her that.”

Kevin Williamson

Neve Campbell Could Return for Future Scream Films Following Scream VI Success

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Sure, Neve Campbell may return to the Scream franchise in upcoming movies, following the success of Scream VI, which premiered in March and shattered franchise records by grossing $168 million worldwide.

Williamson served as an executive producer on this installment, penned by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick.