Is Lucy Hale The Drew Barrymore Of Scream 4?

Screen Junkies ask “Who’s the Drew Barrymore of ‘Scream 4?” Lucy Hale is interviewed, and doesn’t confirm she’s Drew 2.0 in the story however does reveal she’s in the opening scene. Interestingly, she is the new Drew in the sense that both actresses were initially slated for larger Scream roles (Drew for Sidney). Read on for the skinny…

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.”

So now we know Hale (and by association, Shenae Grimes) is part of the opening scene – but we still have the whole Real World vs Stab factor to happily chew on until April 15th.

Source: Screen Junkies

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20 Responses to “ Is Lucy Hale The Drew Barrymore Of Scream 4? ”

Reader Advisory: Comments may contain SCREAM 4 SPOILERS
  1. Well I’m Bummed I Like Lucy & Was Hoping She’d Be In The Movie For More Than Just The Opening Teaser…..But Bring On The Parts She Couldn’t Talk About……They Sound Intriguing.

  2. There is no way she could make an impact like Drew did. She is unknown outside of USA.
    They need someone such as Anna Paquin to create the same impact !

  3. Thanks for ruining the fact that the main star is going to live through part 4. “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.” Also for letting us know that she is the opening kill. So what did she sign off on anyways? She sure did spoil a bunch of stuff. Kinda pisses me off that she would be so careless and ignorant in a way. Anyone agree?

  4. 1. We would’ve found out that she’s in the opening first thing.

    2. She’s probably talking about Jill’s role.

  5. and all honesty, do you think she isn’t being told what to say? Pretty Little Liars is back, so the attention on her is hot right now. They wouldn’t allow this sort of slip up to come so easily. By saying she’s the opening is gonna get all those fans into the seats.

  6. @ wissig, Im sure that she is talking about Jill’s role, but if you take what she said to heart then hmmm.. lets see…Jill will survive Scream 4. Even though we kinda figured she would anyways. Lucy went and basically confirmed it. Also having the fans know that she is the opening kill is not really going to get people in the seats.. Lets be honest she is no Drew Barrymore. I just dont see how you can say that.?

  7. Personally, I don’t see why everyone is so up in arms over this interview Lucy did. I thought after the teaser was released all Scream fans kind of figured that either her and Shenae or Anna and Kristen would be the opening kills, so her confirming that was not really a big spoiler for me.

    Also, why does everyone think she was up for the role of Jill? As I was reading the article I for some reason thought she might have been up for the role of Kirby. Mainly because I remember Ashley Green was rumored to be up for the role of Jill as well. I haven’t read any spoilers, so I don’t know what Kirby’s fate will be in Scream 4, nor do I want to know until I see for myself. So who’s to say she wasn’t referring to Kirby who will also survive into Scream 5. Just throwing my two cents in there.

  8. I only pointed it out because when I read the article last night everyone assumed that she was up for the role of Kirby on IMDB.

  9. I never compared her to Drew Barrymore.

  10. Maybe by “The New Drew” they mean she’s possibly killed in Casey’s house! AKA the new Drew. I mean come on, look at the trailer, it’s so similar!

  11. No, I disagree. After reading the article, all I can confidently interpreted is that she may die in the opening. (But I also thought she could be a STAB character.) That was it. The fate of the main stars could be largely unaffected by what she said. Surviving into Scream 5 is something that we expect of for some of the main stars anyway. I don’t think she spoiled much at all.

    Even so, which character survives into Scream 5? Jill? Kirby? Some other character that got scraped? We dunno for sure.

    In fact, to me. she’s one of the few stars of Scream 4 who has been relatively open on interviews and not spoiled anything major. So no, I disagree with you very much so. :

  12. If you “take it to heart” can also mean you are over-analyzing things.
    Something that many die-hard fans are guilty of.

    All she said was that she has a small role in the beginning…
    …Heather Graham had a small role in the beginning of Scream 2.
    Something to think about.

  13. um. fare warning for everyone don’t read Screen Rants article on the early screenings some ass hole low life posted who the killer is in the comments, and i unfortunately read it without knowing what i was getting into. It sucks to be me, but just a warning for everyone else here who possibly goes to that site.

  14. I’m just gonna take a stab at this and guess at what might happen in the opening sequence…. THIS IS ONLY A GUESS PEOPLE!!! I think the movie will open with Lucy Hale and Shenae Grimes, they will be killed off but then the audience realizes that the characters played by Kristen Bell and Anna Paquin are actually watching a Stab movie since in the trailer Kristen Bell states, “There’s something really scary about a guy with a knife who just… snaps.” which probably means they are watching the movie. Then MAYBE they would be killed of. That would kinda be a cliché thing to do and Scream is known for pointing out some of those horror movie clichés. At the same time it kind of explains Hale’s small part in the movie and how she is in the opening sequence. Does anyone see this as a possibility?

  15. This interview and the assumption that Jill was the role she would have played leads me to believe Jill will be one of the killers. Lucy could play a mean killer, just sayin’

  16. I definitely agree with you. That’s really messed up and careless for her to do that!

  17. I definitely agree with you. That’s really messed up and careless for her to do that!

  18. okay even if lucy didnt say anything on this interview we still could of known she was the opening act. and you wanna know how? if you read the thing when someone left a comment about how the movie was when she saw it, she did say that the opening was hilarious and brutal. so the scene when lucy answers the phone wasnt that kinda funny? cuz i know what kristen said in her scene wasnt funny. so i knew right away lucy was in the opening scene.

  19. I love how Lucy Hale revealed too much and yet, at the same time, revealed nothing. Isn’t that awesome? LOL.

  20. I think Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell are watching “Stab” and in the “Stab”film Lucy and Shenae are the characters getting killed in the fake movie and when Anna turns off the T.V. They get their assess slashed off.or it can be the other way around.or Lucy And Shenae die in the opening and Anna and Kristen get killed in the middle of the movie!

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