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One of the 'Scream' Characters Lived Just Because They Were So Charming

One of the 'Scream' Characters Lived Just Because They Were So Charming


The Scream filmmakers are opening up about choices.

Co-directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and executive producer Chad Villella opened up in an interview with THR.

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During the interview, it was revealed that Chad (Mason Gooding) originally died in the script, and they revealed that they decided to change his fate due to the actor himself.

“You nailed it in one! It is all Mason. Mason is a force. He is so loving and charismatic,” they said.

“He is the definition of someone who walks into a room and lights it up. He has that presence no matter what the situation, where he is, and we had a Zoom with him during the pandemic when we were doing casting. Not an audition, just a, ‘Hey, what’s going on?’ Two seconds after the zoom we were texting, ‘Oh f–k this is bad, this has got to be Chad.’ He blew us away. Then the conversation as soon as he signed on was, ‘well we can’t kill Chad. Mason has got to be in the other movies,” he continued.

“‘This guy is the greatest! We’d be crazy to get someone this charismatic and just kill them.’ I went to a screening this weekend to see it with an audience. I heard an audible, cathartic, gasp. You could feel people were so glad that he lived. That includes us.”

They also revealed some major Easter eggs you might have missed!

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