In June, Neve Campbell walked away from Scream 6 because they weren’t offering her enough money. From the sound of it, the offer must have been downright insulting, especially considering that Neve IS the Scream franchise. Paramount rebooted the franchise with Scream 5 (which was just called Scream), but the whole film was based heavily on the mythos of the original franchise. Neve, Courtney Cox and David Arquette all returned for the fifth film too. It’s time for Neve to get those big paychecks for fronting one of the most successful female-led horror franchises in history. But Paramount didn’t want to pay a woman what she was worth, so Neve walked away. In a new interview, it sounds like Neve is leaving the door open to possibly return if Paramount offers her a respectful paycheck.

Whether she’s done with the Scream franchise: “I don’t know that I’m done for good. It would really depend on what they came to me with next. It would have to be different. It would have to be a different attitude, and I’m not sure that’s going to happen. If they came to me with a number that felt right, that felt respectful, that felt in keeping with my value that I brought to the franchise, I’d be willing to consider [returning in the future].”

She has hope: “I don’t believe it’s dead in the water, but we’ll see. But honestly, I’m really okay. I’ve been able to let it go. I wish them well. I’m doing three different shows right now. I’m very, very grateful that I’m working. I’m happy. So all is good.”

Why she released her statement in June: Campbell says it was in part because her fans “have been so committed and supportive that I felt that I owed them an explanation as to why I wasn’t going to be there, because I knew it’s not just about me. At the same time, I think it’s important that we all stand up for ourselves and that we all feel good about the way we’re being treated. I didn’t want to make it a big political thing. I wish the actors and the directors well. I care for them. I’m sad to not be with them. I hope they had a good experience on this one. I don’t want there to be bad blood.”

Whether she thinks the franchise will be successful without her: “I’m sure people will still go see it. People love these movies. I’m not the only reason that these films are successful. In no way do I believe that. As I said, I hope for the cast and for the directors — because they have worked really hard and care deeply about these movies — I hope they’ve enjoyed the experience and that it will be positive for them.”

[From People]

Neve is a class act and a real movie star. I doubt I could be so classy about it, and I’m exactly the kind of short-sighted a–hole who would have burned all of those bridges as I exited. I still can’t get over the fact that Paramount has gotten away with low-balling the actress helming one of the most successful horror franchises of all time! I can’t get over the fact that there’s barely been any outrage since Neve stepped away in June. Even her male costars – like Matthew Lillard – were like “this is crazy, pay Neve.”

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