Neve Campbell made a triumphant return as Sidney Prescott in Scream / Picture Credit: Paramount Pictures
Neve Campbell made a triumphant return as Sidney Prescott in Scream / Picture Credit: Paramount Pictures

With an incredible performance at the box office, it’s fair to say that the fifth Scream movie has been a roaring success.

The movie is packed full of incredible pop culture references, as well as Easter Eggs and references to past instalments in the franchise that had fans grinning from ear to ear.

Audiences also loved the slick script, packed full of witty lines and comments that had us laughing, despite the serious subject matter of a killer attempting to take the lives of Woodsboro residents.

Now, Neve Campbell - who plays final girl Sidney Prescott - has revealed that one of her most memorable lines from the new film, was one she improvised.

Originally, when asked over the phone by Dewey Riley (David Arquette) if she had a gun, she simply replied ‘yes’. Wanting to add a little more for the character she brought to life for the first time all the way back in 1997, she improvised.

Speaking with Variety, she explained: “That was not in the script. The version that I had read, Dewey does ask, “Do you have a gun?” And I say, “Yes.” And then he carries on with something else. But I thought that’s not enough because, of course, she would have one. I remember writing that line.”

Obviously, the team behind the film fell in love with the improv, as the line even made the trailers and teasers for the release, before it was officially out on the big screen.

Fans are also elated whenever they hear the words leave Sidney’s mouth; they do the character justice, rather than just giving her a bland response that would have led to a forgettable scene and one that simply served to bring Sidney back into the fold. By changing it, Campbell made sure to showcase Sidney’s badass nature, which will only have grown stronger since she’s become a mother and a wife.

Campbell's career has been an incredible one, ever since she claimed the spotlight over two decades ago. We can next expect to see her in upcoming TV series The Lincoln Lawyer as Maggie McPherson, opposite Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in the lead role of law practice owner, Mickey Haller.

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