Who’s the Drew Barrymore of ‘Scream 4′?

Monday, January 10 by

Lucy Hale couldn’t say who she plays in Scream 4, but if you’ve seen any Scream movie, you can figure it out. They each open with a prologue featuring a major star getting a scary phone call (or going to the movies in Scream 2).

“It’s a small role, which I was very happy to play,” Hale said. “I’m at the beginning of the movie. They literally made me sign stuff that I couldn’t say much about it but it’s very exciting. It was very exciting for me to be a part of it and meet Wes Craven who’s an absolute sweetheart. I didn’t know what to expect but it was fun.”

Hale knows the importance of that opening scene though. The very first one was Drew Barrymore.

“I know,” Hale said. “To be a part that has a cult following, to look back at Drew Barrymore’s opening scene and be like I’m a part of this. This is unreal. It’s really cool.”

Actually, the producers wanted her for a bigger role, but her ABC Family show “Pretty Little Liars” didn’t allow her enough time. You could do worse than the opening teaser though. It’s almost like the pre-titles action sequence of a Bond movie.

“It was totally last minute. I got the call, and they were like, ‘They totally want you to be a part of this movie,’ and I was like, ‘Absolutely. I will do any part.’ I was actually originally supposed to do another part and would come back for Scream 5, but it didn’t work with the schedule. So I did a few scenes.”

Maybe Scream 5 is still on the table, or maybe Hale is just messing with us. “If they would have me I would absolutely be there because I know that they’re planning on doing a few more movies. I don’t know if I’ll be a part of them, but that would be awesome.”

For the kids who grew up on Freddy and Jason movies, Scream was the one that called out all the clichés. Now a whole new generation has grown up with self-referential horror and they’re starring in Scream 4.

“I’m a huge horror movie fan, but just like my generation Scream was a big deal. We grew up with it. I’m just a huge horror movie fan in general though.”

Scream 4 opens April 15.

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