One thing you might not know about Wes Craven’s Scream 4 is that Kristen Stewart was at one point approached to appear in the film as part of the opening death sequence(s), which ended up including Kristen Bell and Anna Paquin. In a new chat with Slant this week, Stewart explains why she ultimately turned down the offer to get her Drew Barrymore on in Scream 4.
Kristen Stewart recalls the Scream 4 offer, “So it’s the Drew [Barrymore] character that gets killed in the beginning. 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,” Stewart adds, explaining how the sequence ended up morphing.
So would Kristen Stewart ever appear in the Scream franchise in a different way down the road? Well, at the very least, she’s open to reading a script…
“Maybe. 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,” Stewart explains. “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 flasher flick. It’s a beautiful movie.
Stewart adds in her chat with Slant, “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.’”