Kristen Stewart details when she was offered a role in “Scream 4” and how she’d be open to at least reading a script to appear in future “Scream” sequels…
Oscar nominee Kristen Stewart can go toe-to-toe with any actress working in Hollywood today but when she was offered a role in “Scream 4,” she didn’t have interest in trying to duplicate the part originated by Drew Barrymore.
As part of the awards circuit for her critically acclaimed role in “Spencer,” Stewart was asked recently about the rumors that she was actually offered a part in the 2011 “Scream” sequel directed by the late, great Wes Craven and why she ultimately turned down the role.
“So it’s the Drew [Barrymore] character that gets killed in the beginning,” Stewart explained when speaking to Slant. “And they created a whole sequence where a lot of people got killed to emulate the Drew thing. But it was just going to be one person, and I was like, “I can’t do a Drew. I can’t touch that.” Do you know what I mean?
“But, yeah, so then they ended up doing, if I’m remembering correctly, a larger sequence and not just one victim.”
“Scream 4” essentially opened as a movie within a movie featuring Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell presumably in roles that would have gone to Stewart if she agreed to appear in the film. At the time, Stewart was riding high from the success of the “Twilight” movies so it makes sense why the “Scream 4” producers would have pursued her for a cameo role in the film.
As far as potentially appearing in future “Scream” sequels now that the franchise is back up and running again, Stewart isn’t against hearing a pitch, especially given her affection for the first film in the series.
Add to that, Stewart praised “Scream” veteran Neve Campbell for her kindness after they met just recently.
“Maybe [I would do ‘Scream’],” Stewart said. “I would read the script. I love Neve Campbell so much. She was very nice to me, and it was very satisfying that she’s a very nice person.
“I love that movie. I’ve watched it recently, as an adult though. It’s so gnarly. I love the movie because it loves movies. The coolest part of ‘Scream’ is what it says about film. It’s so self-aware. It folds in on itself like six times. I love how much [Wes Craven] loves movies and how embedded that is. It’s a total film nerd type of movie. It’s not just a slasher flick. It’s a beautiful movie. It’s so hard to watch. I’m like, “I don’t have the stomach for that shit anymore.” I was like, “Oh, man, this is very, very, very intense.”
Of course, Stewart can pretty much pick and choose her roles these days considering the attention she’s received for roles like her portrayal as Princess Diana in “Spencer.”
As for “Scream 6” — that is expected to start production later this year with the same team behind the latest sequel that’s responsible for “Scream 5,” which received an overwhelmingly positive review from fans and critics alike while also scoring well at the box office.