Actress Neve Campbell says who she believes her character Sidney Prescott is married to in the newest Scream film, where she is now a mother as well.
Actress Neve Campbell shares who her Scream character Sidney Prescott is married to in the new film. Campbell has played Prescott for all five Scream films, remaining the lead protagonist throughout. The first four Scream films were directed by legendary horror director Wes Craven, based on the concept and scripts by Kevin Williamson. Craven passed away in 2015, his last film being 2011’s Scream 4.
The new Scream is directed by Ready or Not filmmakers Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who won back much of the (surviving) original cast, including Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, and Marley Shelton (from Scream 4). The film also has a healthy amount of new additions, including younger stars and recognizable names like Jack Quaid (The Boys), Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why), and Mikey Madison (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood). The new film is written by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Guy Busick (Castle Rock) with original writer Williamson on board as executive producer.
Early in the film, Sidney is shown jogging with a baby stroller when she receives a call from Dewey. During the conversation she mentions that she has girls as well, meaning Sidney is now a mother of at least three. However, the father is never seen in the film, only his name is spoken, which is that of “Mark.” While talking to Screen Rant, Campbell responds when asked if she knows who the husband is, saying, “Well, I believe I say Mark.” When asked if that’s an allusion to Patrick Dempsey’s Mark Kincaid in Scream 3, Campbell reveals she wasn’t fully aware of it until recently, saying, “Yeah. Someone just told me that yesterday. I didn’t realize it when I was saying it.” The actress goes on to mention a deeper connection, saying, “You know what’s funny is I played Patrick’s [Dempsey] sister in Grey’s Anatomy!”
Dempsey’s Mark Kincaid was a detective on the Ghostface murders case in Scream 3, who managed to survive the film after plenty of hints that he may be the killer. The end of Scream 3 saw Kincaid, Sidney, Dewey, and Gale all settling in to watch a movie, but Kincaid isn’t mentioned or referenced in Scream 4 as Dempsey does not appear in the film. Dempsey has since gone on to a number of different projects, most notably Grey’s Anatomy, and is set to return for Disney’s Enchanted sequel, Disenchanted, later this year.
It’s always a little strange to see characters grow up onscreen and audiences have seen Sidney go from high school to college to career and now to motherhood. Being the Final Girl that she is, Sidney remains a staple character to the Scream franchise, much like Jamie Lee Curtis to Halloween. For fans, having Sidney end up with a character from the franchise will likely feel like a welcome addition to her journey, as it keeps her character rooted in that world, even if she’s constantly trying to break free of it.
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