Neve Campbell: How the actress was persuaded to make "Scream 5"

Real persuasion was required to get Neve Campbell on board for "Scream 5".

The shooting for the fifth part of the horror film series "Scream" is imminent. "Shooting will start in a good week and a half," reveals leading actress Neve Campbell (47, "Wild Things") in an interview with the news agency spot on news on the occasion of her new film "Clouds", which can be seen on Disney + from October 16.

Of course she has already "read the script", says the happy 47-year-old, who celebrated her breakthrough in 1996 with the first part of the series. However, she did not want to reveal what exactly her film character Sidney Prescott expects in part five.

"We are like a family"

There will also be a reunion on set with Courteney Cox (56) and David Arquette (49), who will also return to their cult roles as journalist Gale Weathers and Sheriff Dewey Riley. "I love these two. We're like a family. I mean, we've known each other for almost 24 years," enthuses Campbell. The three actors have been in contact for years away from the film set. "We like each other scary and visit each other," explains the mother of an eight-year-old son.

New directors convinced with a "wonderful letter"

"Scream 5" is the first part of the series that has to do without director Wes Craven. He died in August 2015 at the age of 76. "I was concerned about doing any of these films without Wes," admits Campbell. I was very, very fond of this man. We all had. So I knew it would be difficult to make that decision. "

Instead of the horror legend, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin (42) and Tyler Gillett (38) are now directing. To convince the 47-year-old of themselves and the film project, they sent her "a wonderful letter". "They talked about honoring Wes and how they got into their jobs because of those films and because of Wes," said Campbell. Both directors had shown "such respect" for Craven – and that meant "an awful lot" to her.