Oscar-nominee Kristen Stewart has opened up a bit about her brief would-be brush with the Scream franchise. The actress, who came onto the scene as Bella in Twilight and has since become one of Hollywood’s most respected and in-demand stars, recently spoke with Slate about the chance she once had to star in Scream 4, the 2011 entry in the franchise that was the final film in the beloved horror franchise directed by Wes Craven. As it turns out, she would have been part of the movie’s big opening had she agreed to sign on for the role.
“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.”
Indeed, with Stewart passing, it seems things were retooled. While it’s not clear if her saying no was the reason things were changed, what ultimately came to be was an opening that features Kristen Bell and Anna Paquin watching one of the in-universe Stab flicks that gets more meta as it rolls along.