Why did Neve Campbell disappear from Hollywood?

Neve Adrianne Campbell, the Canadian actress, best known for her role as Sidney Prescott in the horror film series Scream has not appeared in a movie since the Scream movies came to an end in 2011. But thanks to her new movie ‘Skyscraper’, as she will be seen again sharing the big screen with Dwayne Johnson.

“I just needed a minute,” Campbell said, laughing. “It was a long minute. It was a good minute.”


Born and raised in Ontario, Campbell said she had no idea how Hollywood worked before she got into show business.

I just didn’t know American pop culture at all. And then suddenly I became an actor and suddenly these things were happening to me. I wasn’t that familiar with it. I was terrified! And then I found out that my music was David Bowie, and my friend was like, ‘David Bowie? Oh, my God!’ And I was like, ‘Who’s David Bowie?’ I had no idea. That experience was so wasted on me, ’cause I was clueless! Like, absolutely clueless!

Though she worked very hard in the 2000’s and was seen in a dozen movies, she became quite selective of her work from 2008 onwards. In one of the interviews, we’ve heard her say that she was constantly offered horror movies and she was just not interested in that kinda work and was feeling a bit unhappy.