She went on to say that she feels she would have been offered more if she was a man, and that it’s really important for woman in the business “to be valued and to fight to be valued.” We’re still holding onto hope that Campbell doubling down inspires some execs to empty their deep, deep pockets to save a masterful franchise, but we’re not holding our breath.
“I honestly don’t believe that if I were a man and had done five installments of a huge blockbuster franchise over 25 years, that the number that I was offered would be the number that would be offered to a man,” Campbell said. “I couldn’t walk on set feeling that — feeling undervalued and feeling the unfairness, or lack of fairness, around that.”
Of course, we support any star, especially one that brought Sidney Prescott to life, getting their fair paycheck! And there is power in saying no. Just take it from Kim Cattrall, an icon of self-advocating. “It's a great wisdom to know when enough is enough,” Cattrall told Variety when discussing why she didn’t reprise her role as Samantha Jones in And Just Like That.
It’s hard for a young actor to get taken seriously, especially in those days, and especially as a woman in horror. “It’s been a very difficult decision to move on. To all my Scream fans, I love you. You’ve always been so incredibly supportive to me. I’m forever grateful to you and to what this franchise has given me over the past 25 years.”