In Wes Craven’s groundbreaking Scream, the movie opens with an infamous sequence where star Drew Barrymore is gutted an hung from a tree. Rumor has it that Scream 4, opening in theaters April 15, will also carry an homage to that moment. Screen Junkies may have just stumbled onto who dons the role in an interview with star Lucy Hale. Details – and potential spoilers – await you inside.
Screen Junkies writes:
“Lucy Hale couldn’t say who she plays in Scream 4, but if you’ve seen any Scream movie, you can figure it out. They each open with a prologue featuring a major star getting a scary phone call (or going to the movies in Scream 2).
“It’s a small role, which I was very happy to play,” Hale said. “I’m at the beginning of the movie. They literally made me sign stuff that I couldn’t say much about it but it’s very exciting. It was very exciting for me to be a part of it and meet Wes Craven who’s an absolute sweetheart. I didn’t know what to expect but it was fun.”
Hale knows the importance of that opening scene though. The very first one was Drew Barrymore.
“I know,” Hale said. “To be a part that has a cult following, to look back at Drew Barrymore’s opening scene and be like I’m a part of this. This is unreal. It’s really cool.”
Hale also explains that she was supposed to be more prominent in the movie.
“It was totally last minute. I got the call, and they were like, `They totally want you to be a part of this movie,’ and I was like, `Absolutely. I will do any part.’ I was actually originally supposed to do another part and would come back for Scream 5, but it didn’t work with the schedule. So I did a few scenes.”
Wes Craven returns to the franchise on April 15, 2011.