Kristen Stewart details her near miss with the Scream franchise’s past, before assessing the possibility of making an appearance somewhere down the line.

A spoiler for 1996’s Scream follows.

If you didn’t get to see the new Scream movie earlier this year then at some point, you’re in for some fun. Some have argued that it might just be the best entry since the first film, which is impressive considering its the fifth installment in the long-running series. One high-profile fan of the films is Kristen Stewart, the actor currently winning lots of plaudits for her role as Princess Diana in Spencer. Whilst speaking to Slant, Stewart revealed that she’d previously been invited into the series’ fourth entry to emulate the high-wattage, quick death cameo that Drew Barrymore memorably pulled off in the 1996 original.

“So it’s the Drew [Barrymore] character that gets killed in the beginning” explained Stewart. “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’ … But, yeah, so then they ended up doing, if I’m remembering correctly, a larger sequence and not just one victim”.

Stewart does indeed remember correctly, and although she would ultimately choose not to appear, the meta approach to that film’s opening that the creators went for instead would prove to be a clever and memorable flourish. Still, it’s interesting to wonder if Stewart’s potential cameo, considering she was the star of the massively popular Twilight films at the time, would have had achieved the same cultural impact as Barrymore’s quick and violent onscreen death.

When asked if she’d consider being part of the series moving forwards, Stewart wasn’t ruling it out. “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. 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”.

There’s still plenty of time for Stewart to get involved, with Scream 6 set to shoot this summer. When we hear more, we’ll let you know.

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