Ahead of Scream’s theatrical release, star Jack Quaid shares what it was like to work on set with franchise veteran David Arquette.
2022’s Scream takes place 11 years after Scream 4‘s tragic events, reuniting beloved franchise veterans Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette to slay one more time.
In anticipation of the slasher film’s release, The Boys‘ Jack Quaid sat with CBR for an exclusive interview about his upcoming role in Scream. As he reflected on what it was like to star in one of horror’s most iconic franchises, Quaid shared a fun behind-the-scenes fact about what it was like to work with David Arquette on set. Turns out, it involved a lot of painting.
Since Scream‘s filming took place during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cast ended up spending a lot of time together on set due to required lockdown protocols. To help pass the time, Arquette taught “the newbies,” as Quaid called himself and fellow Scream cast members, how to paint. “He’s a certified Bob Ross painting instructor so he had all of us down in the common room in our hotel, and this is a little bit cliche, but it really was like summer camp together or dorm life almost,” Quaid shared. “I still have a canvas with some happy little trees on it that he helped me paint. I think we all do.”
Thinking back on his time filming Scream, Quaid discussed what it was like to act alongside the franchise’s most beloved characters. “I loved acting with this entire cast like the OG three — as I like to call them [laughs] — were just so incredibly welcoming to all of us newbies. They really are some of the kindest people I’ve ever met in my life.”
Quaid stars as Ritchie in the upcoming fifth Scream film that’s directed by Ready or Not‘s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet. In true Scream fashion, not much is known about character names, roles, or even how this film does or doesn’t connect to prior entries in the slasher franchise. While this is also the first Scream film not to be directed by the late horror master Wes Craven, Neve Campbell recently shared her excitement for fans to see 2022’s Scream. “This feels like coming back to the first Scream,” she shared. “It’s fun to get into it again.”
Prepare to trust no one and suspect everyone when Scream slashes into theaters on Friday, Jan. 14.
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