Going back to the roots

Alison Brie is one of my favorite additions to the cast of Scream 4. Since the beginning her interviews are some of the most fun to read and watch. She always take care to not repeat herself and always add something new for the fans – so they can identify with her.

Read now her most recent interview to PopWrap.

The oppressive veil of secrecy that surrounds "Scream 4" would smother most actors — luckily for Alison Brie, she had a lot of practice staying mum. "I'd gone through it with 'Mad Men,' so I'm no stranger to keeping secrets," she told PopWrap of her role as Neve Campbell's assistant Rebecca in the April 15 release.

Thankfully we didn't have to threaten Alison with a long-distance game of "what's your favorite scary movie" to get her to spill a little bit on the role. "Rebecca sort of idolizes Courteney Cox’s character. She really looks up to Gale Weathers, so although she works with Neve, there’s a bit of the go-getting Gale from the original 'Scream' in Rebecca."

Snagging a plum role in the series reboot was something of a dream come true for Alison since she admits, "I was completely obsessed with the 'Scream' movies growing up. I've seen them over and over."

And funnily enough, this isn't her first brush with Ghostface. "They actually shot [the opening] of 'Scream 2' in my hometown," she tells PopWrap. "I watched them construct the Rialto Theater in South Pasadena, so it was a really cool feeling for me to be on the flipside seeing the fans turn out in droves to watch us film."

And Alison promises that even the most skeptical scary movie fans will be pleased with the newest installment. "'Scream 4' is very much like the original – it’s all about going back to their roots and blending the old school castmembers with the next generation. It’s a rebirth of the original."

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