Neve Campbell was one of the hottest actresses in the late ’90s, leading Wes Craven’s Scream franchise as heroine Sidney Prescott and further cementing her status as a ’90s icon with The Craft and “Party of Five.” But aside from reprising the role of Sidney in 2011’s Scream 4, Campbell wasn’t exactly a staple of post-’90s Hollywood… why not, you ask?
Well, as it turns out, it was mostly her own choice.
Speaking with Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show” last night while promoting her return to the big screen in this weekend’s Skyscraper, Campbell explained her absence and resurgence.
“I needed a minute. In my 20s, it all hit so fast and so big that it was a little overwhelming,” Campbell told Colbert. “Wonderful, obviously, and I’m very grateful for it, but it got to a level, also, where the kinds of things that I was being offered were not the things I wanted to do. I was constantly being offered horror films, because I was known for horror films, or bad romantic comedies.”
The actress continued, “I just wasn’t interested in the scripts and I was feeling a bit unhappy with the things that were coming to me and I was feeling a little bored of the whole thing and I thought, ‘I want a change.'” That change came in the form of Campbell leaving Hollywood and moving to London, where she was able to live with relative anonymity.
With a recurring role on Netflix’s “House of Cards” and now starring alongside Dwayne Johnson in Skyscraper, it looks like Neve Campbell is officially back. And we couldn’t be happier.
So… uhh… Scream 5, please?