Sidney Prescott will still be mentioned in the "Scream" franchise even though Neve Campbell won't be appearing in the upcoming sixth instalment. Jenna Ortega, who played Tara Carpenter in the lead role of 2022's "Scream" and is back for the sixth instalment, revealed to Entertainment Tonight that Sidney will be mentioned frequently in the new movie despite Campbell leaving the project because she felt her salary offer disrespected her value to the long-running horror franchise.
When asked about Campbell's abrupt departure, Ortega responded, "I feel like I can't really say too much on that just because it's not necessarily my character. The next one, though, has so much going on and is so action- and gore-packed that I almost think you'll become distracted by it.
Ortega went on to say However, it is obvious that references to Sidney are present. It's wonderful that there is still a protectiveness in the writing; the actors naturally had that attitude toward her because, undoubtedly, we admire her and want the best for her. She is missed and remembered.
The sixth "Scream" movie, which won't feature Campbell as she revealed on June 6, will be the first one without her. According to the actor, the offer to appear in "Scream 6" did not accurately "equivalent" to the value she adds to the franchise. Campbell then revealed to People that she thought if she were a man, her offer would not have been so low.
According to Campbell, "I didn't feel that what I was being offered equaled to the value that I provide to this business and have brought to this franchise for 25 years." And as a woman in this industry, I believe it's crucial for us to fight for and receive respect.
"I honestly don't believe that the figure that I was paid would equal the number that would be offered to a man," Campbell continued, "if I were a male and had done five instalments of a great blockbuster franchise over 25 years. And I knew deep down that I couldn't. I couldn't enter the set while feeling undervalued and the unfairness (or lack thereof) around that.
Along with Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Mason Gooding, who all had their acting debuts in the 2022 entry, Ortega stars in "Scream 6," which earned $140 million worldwide. Courtney Cox, a franchise mainstay, is also coming back. The film follows the five survivors from the sixth film as they depart Woodsboro and make an effort to begin anew in New York City. This summer, Ortega gave the movie a sneak preview by dubbing it the bloodiest "Scream" instalment yet.
Earlier this year, Jasmin Savoy Brown told Variety that she applauded Campbell for leaving the brand because the offer was so low. She continued, "I think that it's hard to be a woman in this profession and in any sector at all." I support a woman's right to walk away if she feels she deserves more, whether it be in a financial scenario at work, a romantic relationship, or in any other situation.