Courteney Cox Talks Up Her Character In Next ‘Scream’

by Thomas Tuna

Gale Weathers has always been one of the “Big Three” in the Scream franchise, and it looks like that trend will continue with the upcoming installment.

The three main protagonists throughout the classic slasher series have been Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), Dewey Riley (David Arquette) and Courteney Cox’ Gale Weathers. All three have survived Ghostface encounters and will return in the next film, and this week Cox gave fans some insight into where her character is now–and where she has been since the last movie.

Cox in a recent interview, as reported by, said her journalist character has had her ups and downs. “Gale is now working on a morning show,” Cox revealed. “She has a job where she gets to call the shots, and has an audience that is tuning in just for her.”

The actor added that Gale is in a “better place–as far as her professional life goes–but I don’t think that personally she’s in a great place. But, she’s very selfish, so I’m not sure she’s ever going to be one to find happiness in that way.”

One of the questions being bandied about is whether Gale Weathers will survive the next Scream film that lands in theaters next month–Jan. 14, 2022. At least fans won’t have long to wait for the answers to all their questions.

This next Scream–directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick–is set 25 years after a string of brutal murders shocked the town of Woodsboro. Now, “a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.”

The R-rated Paramount Pictures film also stars Marley Shelton, Dylan Minnette, Kyle Gallner, Jack Quaid, Mason Gooding, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Mikey Madison, Jasmin Savoy Brown and Sonia Ammar.

The original 1996 Scream–directed by Wes Craven from a screenplay by Kevin Williamson–follows high school student Prescott as she becomes the target of the mysterious Ghostface. That film grossed $173 million on a $15-million budget and jumpstarted a franchise that has–to date–pulled in more than $600 million worldwide.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any last-minute updates to Scream.


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