[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for the previous Scream films.]
Nearly 25 years after his onscreen death scream 2, Actor Jamie Kennedy revealed that fans still contact him about his role as Randy in the first two films. While he expressed some disappointment that he was no longer a part of the films, he also revealed some interesting things about why David Arquette’s longevity was once a surprise.
What did Kennedy say about his role? the Scream Still influencing interactions with your fans? And why did he say that Arquette may have already been out of the job?
Jamie Kennedy was a fan favorite as Randy Meeks – horror film fanatic
For some horror fans, Kennedy’s portrayal of Randy Meeks was educational. He taught the audience the rules of survival, although it turned out that his work was not guaranteed.
Unfortunately, Randy was a casualty scream 2 – Kennedy apparently learned something just days before filming this scene. This was because actors were only provided with their scripts pages at a time. Therefore, they were not aware that their characters would live, die, or eventually live under masks.
Kennedy recently spoke about Randy’s death, saying “it would have been nice” for the character to keep going. “Yeah, I didn’t want to die,” he said Yahoo. “But I understand that people have to die.”
But he said that people still contact him to say that I wish Randy hadn’t died. Of the decision to kill Randy, he said, “Ultimately, they would prefer to have him.”
He also revealed that Arquette’s Davy should have been killed earlier – but plans changed based on audience reactions.
Jamie Kennedy: David Arquette had to be done after ‘Scream’
According to Kennedy, Arquette will not return in the upcoming the Scream The film if the original film ended as Wes Craven had originally planned.
This is right. There was a version where Deputy Dewey died, implying that Arquette would have dropped out after the first film. But the Test audience did not like it at all. Regarding the reaction, Kennedy said, “David will tell you, he did a thing with ‘Thums Up’ and he came back alive.”
So, Craven added a scene to show that Davey made it alive with brutal stabbings—which became his gimmick throughout the franchise. And with that decision, he became a survivor, as did Arquette’s work.
While Kennedy wasn’t so lucky with Randy, that doesn’t mean he isn’t interested in movies anymore. Recently, he shared his opinion about which of the remaining original characters he thinks would be best kept safe from Ghostface.
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According to Kennedy, all three surviving Scream casts — Arquette, Courtney Cox and Nev Campbell — are too big to kill. He added that this is because Cox is a “huge star”, Campbell holds the franchise together, and Arquette’s Davy is almost already dead. “I think stars are stars,” he said.
But let’s not forget Drew Barrymore’s advertised debut as one of its major leads, and fans know what happened to her character. the Scream Viewers have learned that there really are no rules, although they are often talked about. And with a tagline like, “It’s always someone you know,” it seems that living actors are at risk of character death—or even becoming Ghostface.
So, maybe Arquette is lucky enough to still be in the cast after 25 years — but does that mean Davey will make it out of the next the Scream Living? There is no doubt that audiences will flock to find out.
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