The actress, who first rose to fame as the sensitive Julia Salinger on the popular ’90s family drama, says a reboot with the rest of the original cast isn’t — and shouldn’t be — in the works. “I don’t think that would make any sense,” she tells EW, laughing. “We’re all way older! That was a long time ago. We’ve all moved on, we all adore each other, and we’re still friends, but no, I don’t think that would make sense to do a reboot.”
That said, she isn’t opposed to seeing her other claim to fame return if it’s handled correctly. After starring in four Scream films, Campbell says that she would be open to considering another turn as scream queen Sidney Prescott, but the decision would be “a tough one” after the death of franchise director Wes Craven.
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“Wes was so responsible for the success of it and the brilliance of it, and he was a dear, dear friend and a mentor, and I just don’t know how I would feel at the moment if it came around again,” she explains. “It would have to be something really special and really different. They’d have to be really convincing about who they decided to bring on as director, and I’d still have to do a bit of soul-searching on that one.”
But, Campbell adds, she’s not stopped as often these days for her roles in Party of Five and Scream anyway. Instead, fans have been approaching her about her smaller parts. “Just by doing shows that people are such fans of, like Manhattan and Mad Men, I’m starting to get recognition for guest spots,” she says. “It’s fun in that sense to know that even if you do something small, you can have that kind of impact.”
Campbell can next be seen starring in season four of House of Cards, which premieres Friday on Netflix.
A version of this story originally appeared in Entertainment Weekly issue #1405, on newsstands now or available for purchase here.