Though 1996's Scream was a sleeper hit that grossed just $6 million in its opening weekend (it went on to gross $103 million in the U.S.), it also propelled stars like Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox into superstardom.
"It's been 15 years now that we've been playing the characters," 37-year-old Campell, who reprises her role as Sidney Prescott in Scream 4 (out now) tells Us Weekly. "I had fun watching the films again before we started, just to get a sense of it and it was really nice to see it hold up really well."
"I love these films," the 39-year-old actor told Us at the film's L.A. premiere on Monday. "I love playing the character of Dewey and acting opposite Courteney, working and acting for Wes Craven, and acting opposite Neve Campbell and the new cast. . . and I love being an audience member watching it, laughing and being scared."
Newcomer Emma Roberts, 20 — who plays Sidney's cousin, Jill Roberts, in Scream 4 — was nervous about joining the iconic film franchise.
"I didn't know what to expect. I kind of relinquished expectations and just kind of went into it like, 'I hope I have fun, I hope everyone's cool and I hope we make a good movie,'" she tells Us. "I think that's for the most part what happened, so I'm really happy."
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