“All I’m askin’ is for a little respect”.
Just like in that song, it appears that Sheriff “Dewey Boy” – as Tatum used to refer to him – still struggles for people to take him seriously.
“There is definitely self-referential humor. I play Sheriff Riley, not Deputy Dewey anymore, but I still lack the respect from the people that I feel like I deserve, but it’s a great way to find comedy through the quirks of a police officer with no real authority. Nobody takes him seriously and things still tend to go very wrong” says David Arquette about the development of his character trough the years.
“It’s an exciting movie. SCREAM 4, I think is going to be the best of the sequels by far. It’s got a really amazing beginning, and throughout it it’s great and then the ending is pretty cool, too.”
When asked if it was a no-brainer to return to the series, he replied “For me it was, I love the character Dewey, I love working with Wes Craven. Being able to work with Courteney again is amazing and Neve. It was pretty much a no-brainer. We’ve been working on these movies for 16 years, so you go back and we know the DP and the propmaster and the first AD and they’re all buddies of ours. We all went through this whole experience together.”
Regarding the future of the franchise, maybe it won’t be the last time that we’re going to see he as a man of the law: “It definitely leaves it open. So I would love to play the character again. I enjoy it, and I hope the people go out and enjoy it. I loved working with Wes and the whole family.”
Source: Shock Till You Drop