SCREAM Star Melissa Barrera Shares Gratitude For Horror Franchise; Jasmin Savoy Brown Unsure Of Future Plans

SCREAM Star Melissa Barrera Shares Gratitude For Horror Franchise; Jasmin Savoy Brown Unsure Of Future Plans SCREAM Star Melissa Barrera Shares Gratitude For Horror Franchise; Jasmin Savoy Brown Unsure Of Future Plans

SCREAM Star Melissa Barrera Shares Gratitude For Horror Franchise; Jasmin Savoy Brown Unsure Of Future Plans SCREAM Star Melissa Barrera Shares Gratitude For Horror Franchise; Jasmin Savoy Brown Unsure Of

By JoshWilding - Jan 19, 2024 07:01 PM EST
Filed Under: Scream
Source: Deadline (via Fear HQ)

A few months ago, Spyglass Entertainment announced that they had fired lead star Melissa Barrera from Scream VII following comments she made on social media about the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. 

The decision seemed to be met by a largely negative response from fans of the slasher series, and shortly after rising star Jenna Ortega also decided against returning for the next instalment, the project lost its director. Now, Spyglass is thought to be going back to the drawing board for another potential reboot. 

Talking to Deadline (via FearHQ.com), Barrera discussed her departure for the first time since sharing a statement online in which she declared her intention to "continue to speak out for those that need it most and continue to advocate for peace and safety, for human rights and freedom."

"I’m just so grateful for what I got to infuse in the franchise, and that’s something I’ll be proud of forever," the actress told the trade yesterday evening. Asked how she feels about recently reuniting with her co-stars, Barrera added, "We’re family for life. If we’re ever in the vicinity of each other, we always find each other and that’s what happened at that event [the MPTF’s 17th Annual Evening Before Gala]."

"When we find each other, we just want to spend the night with each other, and nothing is ever going to change that," she concluded.

Barrera isn't sweating her Scream departure and already has a new horror movie on the way called Your Monster. In that, she plays a soft-spoken actress who finds her voice again after encountering a terrifying and weirdly charming Monster who lives in her closet. 

Interestingly, Entertainment Tonight recently caught up with Jasmin Savoy Brown who confirmed she's been left in the dark about her own Scream future. "I haven’t gotten a call, so I think if you want to ask Spyglass what they’re doing, you can,” she said. “I haven’t gotten a call."

When Spyglass fired Barrera, they issued a statement which painted her in an alarming light. "Spyglass’ stance is unequivocally clear: We have zero tolerance for antisemitism or the incitement of hate in any form, including false references to genocide, ethnic cleansing, Holocaust distortion or anything that flagrantly crosses the line into hate speech."

Most seemed to agree it was an overreaction and the impact on Barrera's career seems to have been minimal. The Israel-Hamas conflict is incredibly complex and an issue which has seen many actors speak out online, only to find themselves fending off "cancel culture."

Check out her Scream comments in full below along with our previous interviews with her and Brown. 


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Saga
Saga - 1/19/2024, 7:26 PM
I love her. It's not too late to bring her back
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 1/20/2024, 7:06 AM
@Saga - Yeah, she completely got screwed. I know this is wishful thinking, but, unless it's blatantly racist or saying you wish someone would die, people should not be fired on their opinions and world views.
santoanderson
santoanderson - 1/19/2024, 7:33 PM
Spyglass, ya’ done [frick]ed up.
Repian
Repian - 1/19/2024, 7:44 PM




Batmangina
Batmangina - 1/19/2024, 8:05 PM
@Repian - I endorse this post.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 1/20/2024, 4:04 AM
@Repian - not a chance thankfully. We need a real actor.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 1/20/2024, 5:05 AM
@Repian - She'd be a good Wonder Woman.




Or due to her ethnicity, she could be Talia.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 1/20/2024, 7:10 AM
@Repian - YES!!!! Shye HAS to be Huntress. Gunn? GET ON IT!
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 1/20/2024, 7:12 AM
*she
You know, instead of this site producing a 100 rumor-articles a day, how about producing the edit button back for every comment.
TheLobster
TheLobster - 1/19/2024, 9:11 PM
[frick] Spyglass!

Unless they bring her back, pay Jenna Ortega what she is worth, and pay Neve what she is worth - I have no desire to see Scream 7.
AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 1/20/2024, 1:01 AM
@TheLobster -


😐....




Get DGG on it. He was basically fired from exorcist and his Halloween ends film crashed and burned. DGG is a talented writer and director for comedy. His show on HBO is awesome but his horror is lacking. You know what will get his horror street cred back? If he signs on to scream 7 and brokers a deal to get everyone back and delivers a good slasher with a satisfying conclusion then I think he gets his stock in horror back.


Scream is tailor made for him. It has comedy elements. He is perfect when you think about it🙃
McMurdo
McMurdo - 1/20/2024, 4:05 AM
@TheLobster - no one cares. Dead franchise.
TheLobster
TheLobster - 1/21/2024, 12:20 AM
@McMurdo - might be dead now since Spyglass [frick]ed it to death but people do care. How else does Scream 6 become the highest grossing sequel since Scream 2 at 169 mil?
valmic
valmic - 1/19/2024, 10:23 PM
Can’t hate on some advocating for peace in the world.
SonOfAGif
SonOfAGif - 1/20/2024, 12:09 AM
@valmic - Tell that to America. If you advocate for peace you get called "woke".
McMurdo
McMurdo - 1/20/2024, 4:05 AM
@SonOfAGif - hilarious take
Toecutter
Toecutter - 1/19/2024, 10:50 PM
Scream 6 was straight up trash and killed any desire for me to continue with this series. She's better off doing other stuff. That new vampire movie looks interesting.
AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 1/20/2024, 12:46 AM
Scream 6 was straight up a good time and made me desire more films in the franchise. It's the highest grossing scream film and fans and critics liked it🔥💪
McMurdo
McMurdo - 1/20/2024, 4:07 AM
"I’m just so grateful for what I got to infuse in the franchise"

So a wet fart. This girl can't act. Pretending this is a loss, that this franchise continuing on as the dumpster fire that it is is hilarious.

She didn't deserve to get fired but neither did Gina Carano when she was drawing her own comparisons to the Holocaust or whatever excuse was used to fire her.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 1/20/2024, 5:15 AM
Such grace under pressure.

I respect both her and Tara Strong for speaking out against the violent actions of both Israel and Hamas respectively. And for not buckling to social pressure or fear of cancellation just because some asshole unfairly fired them for it.

Both of them. It's not about sides. I don't care who started it, go to your room.
Blergh
Blergh - 1/20/2024, 6:15 AM
@ObserverIO - right? it's like you can't judge Hamas AND Israel for their actions these days, people force you to take sides while, in reality...neither side deserves support.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 1/20/2024, 7:14 AM
"...people force you to take sides while, in reality...neither side deserves support."

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