Alison Brie continues to be a sweetheart when asked about Scream 4 in this interview with The New York Post‘s PopWrap. She explains her ease in maintaining secrecy – a stark contrast for the shifting unease of pretty much every other cast member who is asked about the movie.
Also, she namedrops a famous series landmark. Can we give her some sort of award yet?
The oppressive veil of secrecy that surrounds “Scream 4″ would smother most actors — luckily for Alison Brie, she had a lot of practice staying mum. “I’d gone through it with ‘Mad Men,’ so I’m no stranger to keeping secrets,” she told PopWrap of her role as Neve Campbell’s assistant Rebecca in the April 15 release.
Thankfully we didn’t have to threaten Alison with a long-distance game of “what’s your favorite scary movie” to get her to spill a little bit on the role. “Rebecca sort of idolizes Courteney Cox’s character. She really looks up to Gale Weathers, so although she works with Neve, there’s a bit of the go-getting Gale from the original ‘Scream’ in Rebecca.”
Snagging a plum role in the series reboot was something of a dream come true for Alison since she admits, “I was completely obsessed with the ‘Scream’ movies growing up. I’ve seen them over and over.”
And funnily enough, this isn’t her first brush with Ghostface. “They actually shot [the opening] of ‘Scream 2′ in my hometown,” she tells PopWrap. “I watched them construct the Rialto Theater in South Pasadena, so it was a really cool feeling for me to be on the flipside seeing the fans turn out in droves to watch us film.”
And Alison promises that even the most skeptical scary movie fans will be pleased with the newest installment. “‘Scream 4′ is very much like the original – it’s all about going back to their roots and blending the old school castmembers with the next generation. It’s a rebirth of the original.”