Neve Campbell on leaving Scream 6 and Sidney Prescott

“I am sure they will make a good film.”

Last month, Neve Campbell shocked horror fans around the world when she announced her departure from the next Scream Movie, scream 6

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Neve announced to Deadline that she was leaving the long-running franchise after salary negotiations broke down. “As a woman, I’ve had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my worth, especially when it comes to it Scream,” she said. “I felt like the offer I was presented with didn’t match the value I brought to the franchise.”

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She also described her decision to step down as a “difficult decision”. “To all mine Scream Fans I love you,” she added. “You have always been so incredibly supportive of me. I am forever grateful to you and for what this franchise has given me over the past 25 years.”

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Of course, that means Neve won’t appear in one Scream film since the first part of the franchise in 1996 – and according to, she recently spoke publicly about her departure.

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During a panel interview at the Mad Monster Party Arizona event, Neve reportedly addressed the fact that she won’t be reprising her iconic character, Sidney Prescott.

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“There were plans for Sidney and sadly they’re gone,” Neve said, before adding, “I’m sure they’ll make a good movie.”

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Neve’s comments come after several previous ones Scream Co-stars also opened up about their departure from the franchise.

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David Arquette – who also featured in the top five Scream Movies – told that their decision was “kind of unfortunate”.

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“I understand her decision,” he continued. “In a way it’s all a business, you have to balance all of those elements to create a budget and produce a film. I understand she’s still alive! she [can] Definitely going to be in future ones, but I think it’s up to the fans to request this in the future. […] It’s sudden, but it’s a business. I definitely respect her decision.”

Emma Roberts – who played the lead role scream 4 back in 2011 – also commented on Neve’s departure. “Someone sent me this last night and I was like, ‘This can’t be real news. That must be fake!’” she said. “I mean, she’s queen. That’s all I have to say.”

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That is real. Hopefully ours Scream Queen can get the respect she deserves and return for a future installment — the franchise just won’t be the same without Sidney.

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