Kristen Stewart turned down the opportunity to star in the opening sequence of Scream 4.
The horror franchise is well known for its famous opening sequence, in which one or more recognizable stars are killed by Ghostface’s killer before the main story begins. The opening murder of the 1996 original remains the most famous as Drew Barrymore, one of the film’s biggest stars, was shockingly and unexpectedly murdered by the killer within the first 10 minutes.
In an interview with Slant magazine, the Twilight actress revealed she was approached to star in a similar opening scene in 2011’s Scream 4.
“So it’s Drew’s character who gets killed off at the start,” she explained. “And they created a whole sequence where a lot of people were killed to impersonate the Drew thing. But it was only going to be one person, and I was like, ‘I can’t do a Drew. I can’t touch this.’ You know what I mean ? But, yeah, so they ended up doing, if I remember correctly, a longer streak and not just a victim.
The fourth film featured a series of opening fake murders featuring Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell, Lucy Hale, Shenae Grimes, Britt Robertson, and Aimee Teegarden.
Kristen told the publication that she would read the script for future episodes of Scream because she enjoys the originals.
“I love Neve Campbell so much. She was very nice to me, and it was very satisfying that she was a very nice person,” she shared. “I love this movie. I watched it recently, as an adult though. It’s so gnarly. I love the movie because he loves movies. The coolest part of Scream is what “he says on the movie. It’s so self-aware. It’s folds in on itself like six times… It’s a total nerd movie type movie.”
Neve recently reprized his role as Sidney Prescott for a fifth Scream movie, released in January.