Melissa Barrera looks back on the Scream VII scandal and her friendship with Jenna Ortega

Melissa Barrera looks back on the Scream VII scandal and her friendship with Jenna Ortega

“I love her so much. She has been very supportive, we are sisters for life.”

Melissa Barreraheroine of the last parts Scream- from which she was forced to desert – confided in the Hollywood Reporter on the latest disruptions and his career choices. Several months ago, the actress was kicked out of Scream VII for taking a stand in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Still active on the networks, she does not plan to mute herself, she says: “It would be strange to have a platform and not use it.”

At the time, it was the director duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin And Tyler Gillett who were able to smell the potential of the budding actress for the revival of the most iconic horror saga: Scream. Spyglass, the production company behind the horror saga, has made the difficult decision to fire Melissa Barrera of frankness, following his remarks judged as “anti-Semitic”.

His firing took place during a particularly difficult time in Hollywood. A few hours before the eviction of Melissa Barrera was not made public, UTA abandoned Susan Sarandon after making comments said “controversial” during a pro-Palestinian rally in New York. A month earlier, Aaron Sorkin dropped CAA (Creative Artist Agency) in an Instagram post shared by Maha Dakhil which referred to “genocide” from Israel.

Since the mishap Scream, Melissa Barrera makes a point of supporting victims who suffer the same treatment as her: “Now when I see someone going through something like that, I'm constantly listening, because I know what it feels like.

She continues, crying: “It's definitely difficult, because I was in a troubled state of mind, but I was very lucky. I received a lot of support from the people around me, my teams supported me.”

The team intended to revive the franchise Scream with a trilogy focused on the fraternal duo of Jenna Ortega And Melissa Barrerabut Spyglass seemed to want to put the cart before the horse: “We are out of the franchise“, said Tyler Gillett.

Matt Bettinelli-Olpin adds : “We designed Scream VI to make the story complete.” Regarding the departure of the new director of the 7th opus, Chris Landon, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin claims that he and Tyler Gillettreached out to Chris and apologized a little“. Melissa Barrera she herself spoke about the departure of Chris Landon : “Actually, I don't know what happened. He was very excited about it and he had great ideas, so that makes me sad.”

Shortly after the launch of the fifth Screamthe pillar of the franchise Neve Campbell also encountered disruptions around her salary, which she considered unsatisfactory. Finally, the actress comes to the rescue of the franchise and promises to honor her part in the future Scream VII, now that a financial agreement has been reached with the production.

There was reason to panic. Skyglass found itself in trouble after the ouster of Melissa Barrerathe departure of Jenna Ortegathen the resignation of the director Chris Landon. The supporters of Melissa Barrera saw the return of Neve Campbell, with an evil eye, even a betrayal. As the journalists of the Hollywood Reporterthe actress remains evasive or directly refuses to answer when it comes to discussing her relationships with the former cast Scream (Jasmine Savoy Brown, Liana Liberato, Jack Quaid). She still mentioned:

We're going to have little get-togethers to play board games, because that's what we did on set.

Although she does not rule out a potential return in Screamthe new superstar remains realistic: “I learned to never say never, but a lot would also have to happen for Sam to come back. For now, we have to turn the page, then we will see what the future has in store for us..” The actress starring in Carmen of Benjamin Millepiedstill mentioned her colleague and friend Jenna Ortega: We talked for a long time. I love him so much. She supported me a lot, we are sisters for life.”

Melissa Barrera is now preparing for the release ofAbigail, a horrific behind closed doors that includes the kidnapping of the daughter of a powerful criminal baron. The kidnappers mysteriously disappear, as if swallowed by the darkness of this Gothic mansion. The actress was the first to be cast in this upcoming film, later joined by Kathryn Newton, Dan Stevens And Giancarlo Esposito as members of the criminal group.

Abigail will open the doors of his mansion May 29, 2024 At the movie theater, here is the trailer :

Melissa Barrera defended by her Scream colleague: “It’s very unfair”

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