She was being blunt.
Longtime “Scream” franchise star Neve Campbell, 50, said she was sad to see David Arquette’s beloved character, Dewey Riley, axed last 12 months within the fifth installment.
“I used to be so sad about Dewey’s death,” Campbell said earlier this month at Monster-Mania Con. “I assumed it was tragic, and I don’t normally wish to criticize the writing in these projects.”
She continued, “I used to be really dissatisfied of their alternative to eliminate David. Dewey’s such an exquisite character, and I believe we were all in love with him and I believe all of us felt pretty sad about that. Which in fact is the rationale they do it, since it has more impact, but now I miss him. I would like to see more of him.”
Campbell reprised her role as perpetually-in-danger Sidney Prescott in 2022’s “Scream” alongside Courteney Cox and Jenna Ortega, but she declined the studio’s salary offer for “Scream VI,” which arrived in theaters in March.
She wasn’t in a rush to observe one other scary movie.
“I haven’t watched it until two weeks ago,” Campbell admitted. “I actually thought they did a extremely good job. I believe the forged are really powerful, wonderful actors. I don’t wish these movies sick will. I wanted the movie to be good.”
In August 2022, the “Party of Five” alumna addressed her absence from “Scream VI” after leading the franchise for the reason that first movie premiered in 1996.
“I didn’t feel that what I used to be being offered equated to the worth that I bring to this franchise, and have delivered to this franchise, for 25 years,” she said in a statement to People.
“As a lady on this business, I believe it’s really essential for us to be valued and to fight to be valued,” she added.
“I truthfully don’t consider that if I were a person and had done five installments of an enormous blockbuster franchise over 25 years, that the number that I used to be offered can be the number that might be offered to a person,” Campbell clapped back, underscoring that she felt “undervalued” by the studio.
“In my soul, I just couldn’t do this,” she said. “I couldn’t walk on set feeling that — feeling undervalued and feeling the unfairness, or lack of fairness, around that.”
The Post reached out to reps for Arquette and Campbell for comment.