Mason Gooding Talks Neve Campbell's Absence in 'Scream VI'

Mason Gooding Talks Neve Campbell's Absence in 'Scream VI'

Mason Gooding is opening up about the absence of OG Neve Campbell in the latest installment of Scream.

If you didn’t know, the original Scream actress declined to reprise her role in Scream VI due to feeling undervalued and not being offered what she was worth.

The sixth movie is out in theaters now, and Mason recently shared how he’s been such a big fan of hers for so long, and how they honor her and others absent from the franchise in the new movie.

Keep reading to see what he said…

“I mean, you’re talking to one of the biggest Scream fans in the world. I grew up on every one of her movies, not just Scream, by the way. Her film catalog has been monumental in my understanding of cinema in general. And I love her as a person,” he told Men’s Health. “So not having her around every second of every day like we did on the last one felt, ultimately, like something that you just notice and take to heart.”

“I’d be lying if I said the creators, the people behind the camera and in front, haven’t tried to put every step forward to please the fans and make a movie that ultimately is true to the legacy that came before it in the most honest way possible,” Mason continued. “Given the circumstances, I hope people enjoy it for that…. I hope people see the respect and the joy that was brought to the movie in its own right, and appreciate it and enjoy it in their own right.”

Jenna Ortega also recently opened up about Neve’s absence in the latest installment.

“There’s so much going on in this next one, that it’s so action-heavy and so gore-heavy that I think you’re gonna be distracted almost,” she told ET. “But it’s very clear, like, there’s references to Sidney, of course.”

“You know, it’s nice because there’s still a protectiveness in the script and that’s something that the actors had naturally over her because obviously we respect her and we want the best for her. She’s missed and thought of,” she added.

Scream VI is out in theaters now. Watch the trailer here!

Find out if you should stick around for an end credits scene…

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