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Courteney Cox reveals one shocking Scream murder was 'scrapped' by producers


Courteney Cox has opened up about a proposed Scream murder that almost changed the entire course of the franchise. 

The actress, 57, told Pedestrian TV one of the 1996 horror hit’s stars was set to be killed off in the first movie – before they realised how popular the character would be.

‘There was a time, I think it was in the first Scream, where David’s character Dewey was gonna be killed off,’ said the Friends star.

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Near miss: Courteney Cox (pictured) has opened up about a proposed Scream murder that almost changed the course of the franchise

Near miss: Courteney Cox (pictured) has opened up about a proposed Scream murder that almost changed the course of the franchise

‘Then they saw how he came across and people loved him so they scrapped it,’ she added of David, who went on to star in the film’s four subsequent sequels. 

After meeting on the set of the slasher classic, Courteney and David eventually married, before splitting after 14 years of marriage.  

David recently recalled how late director Wes Craven, who died of a brain tumour in 2015, had a ‘real impact’ on his relationship with Courteney . 

David, who stars as Dewey Riley, fell in love onscreen with Courteney, who took on the Gale Weathers role, thanks to Craven carving out a romance for the characters.

Fond memories: David Arquette recalled how late director Wes Craven, who died of a brain tumour in 2015, had a 'real impact' on his relationship with Cox; seen in 2010

Fond memories: David Arquette recalled how late director Wes Craven, who died of a brain tumour in 2015, had a ‘real impact’ on his relationship with Cox; seen in 2010

‘Wes had a real impact,’ Arquette told PEOPLE. ‘[He was] like, “David, you know she likes you and you should really get your stuff together.” He gave me a real man-to-man talk and that had an impact on the course of my life.’ 

David and Courteney were married in 1999, nearly two years after the first Scream movie was released and welcomed a daughter, Coco, in 2004.

In October 2010, they announced their separation, and finalised their divorce in 2013. They’re excited to work together again on familiar roles with friends.

RIP: The famed director also created the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and was known for his slasher films. He died of brain tumor in 2015; seen in 2010

RIP: The famed director also created the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and was known for his slasher films. He died of brain tumor in 2015; seen in 2010

'Wes had a real impact,' Arquette told PEOPLE (seen in 1996). '[He was] like, "David, you know she likes you and you should really get your stuff together." He gave me a real man-to-man talk and that had an impact on the course of my life.'

‘Wes had a real impact,’ Arquette told PEOPLE (seen in 1996). ‘[He was] like, “David, you know she likes you and you should really get your stuff together.” He gave me a real man-to-man talk and that had an impact on the course of my life.’

‘I was just really excited to play a character that was really, I guess, bitchy and over the top and yet grounded in some ways,’ Courteney said. ‘Because Monica’s so sweet.’

Arquette remembered being excited to first meet Courteney decades ago when filming began. 

‘I was a fan of hers,’ he admitted before adding of the rest of the cast, ‘everybody was really nice, so it was a great time.’  

He first auditioned for the part of Billy Loomis, but felt better suited for Dewey, who would go on to be sheriff of Westboro, Calif. after Ghostface terrorized the community.

'I was just really excited to play a character that was really, I guess, bitchy and over the top and yet grounded in some ways,' Cox said. 'Because Monica's so sweet'

‘I was just really excited to play a character that was really, I guess, bitchy and over the top and yet grounded in some ways,’ Cox said. ‘Because Monica’s so sweet’

‘I was like, I think I’d be better for Dewey. And I brought that up to Wes and he was like, “Whoa, that’s very interesting,”‘ Arquette said. ‘And thank goodness he had an open mind about it. I love still playing this guy and fans still love him.’ 

Neve Campbell needed a little more reassurance to join the fifth film and told Entertainment Weekly in October that she was hesitant to work without the late director.

‘I genuinely was in two minds,’ Campbell said. ‘The idea of making these films without Wes Craven seemed challenging to me. I loved the man very much. 

‘But Matt (Bettinelli-Olpin) and Tyler (Gillett) wrote me a letter, speaking of their appreciation and great respect for Wes Craven, and speaking of the fact that the very reason that they are directors today was because of these movies and because of Wes, and that meant a great deal to me.’ 

Neve Campbell needed a little more reassurance to join the fifth film and told Entertainment Weekly in October that she was hesitant to work without the late director; seen in Scream 2

Neve Campbell needed a little more reassurance to join the fifth film and told Entertainment Weekly in October that she was hesitant to work without the late director; seen in Scream 2



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