ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese spoke with Cry VI star Jasmin Savoy Brown on the meta-horror sequel (watch and read more interviews). Scream VI is out now on digital and streaming now on Paramount+. It will be available in 4K and Blu-ray on July 11.
“After Ghostface’s final murders, the four survivors leave Woodsboro and begin a new chapter. Just as they begin to feel a sense of normalcy, they receive this infamous call. Ghostface is more brutal and relentless than ever and will stop at nothing. to hunt them down,” reads the film’s official synopsis.
Tyler Treese: I thought the New York setting was so refreshing for the show. What did you like the most about this savage horror film set in New York?
Savoy Brown Jasmine: Well, I love New York, so at first I was excited to be able to spend a summer in New York. Then I went, “Oh man, are we going to Montreal?” I ended up falling in love with the city. But New York for the characters — not for me — it’s just… oh my, it’s terrifying. Ghostface could be anyone, anywhere. There are millions of people in this city alone. So it’s scary. This increases the possibility of scares. It boosts everything. I was eager to see how it would pan out.
This scene in the subway is just terrifying. You talked about how Ghostface can be anywhere, especially in such crowded areas. How was the filming of this scene? The claustrophobia came across so well on camera.
THANKS! Kudos to our amazing camera crew. As soon as Ghostface comes on the scene – like as an actor, when he comes on set, when they say action – something happens. Just talking about it gave me chills. It looks real. And so filming made me a little scared of the subway now. Like the fact that it was crowded and no one saw, heard or did anything. I mean, unfortunately, it happens. It was really scary.
One thing that really impressed me about your performance in both movies is how well you’re able to mix the seriousness of the horror parts with the meta-humor that Scream is known for. As an actress, how rewarding is it to be able to show so much variety throughout these films?
Oh, it’s a dream. I mean, I have to give all the credit to our writers, because it’s really, really great writing. Obviously, we have amazing directors, so it’s really a team effort. I consider myself very lucky, very lucky, to be able to sink my teeth into these scripts. And it’s so much fun. It’s really easy with Mason [Gooding]Melissa [Barrera]and Jenna [Ortega] take risks, be funny, try things, fail. It’s a dream job, top to bottom.
I thought all the returning characters really came into their own in the sequel. What was it like as an actress to come back? Scream V was received so well, so you must have not only had that camaraderie with the cast, but a bit more confidence. How this kind of game in the sequel?
Yes, there was confidence for sure in the franchise, but also a bit of nerves because everything was up. The budget was increased, the shooting time was increased, the cast was increased, and we didn’t want to disappoint anyone, of all those who gave us the green light to make this movie to, obviously most importantly, the fans. . So there’s a bit of pressure, but mostly joy and excitement to be able to spend a summer doing what I love with people I love.
The fan base is so passionate. Over the course of these two films, how has it been to see this new group of characters fully embraced by fans of the franchise? There must have been some concerns, at first, that they only come for returning stars, but now you’re just as established as a lot of big faces.
It’s crazy even to think about it. I didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. You’re right. The first time, it was scary. We thought, “Are we going to be rejected? Are people even going to want us on screen? Are we going to be booed? But to be received with such love and open arms by the fans was overwhelming and truly a dream come true. I would make a thousand of these films if I could.
One thing I really liked about Scream VI in particular is that we see an exploration of both sisters and friendships. We see Jenna Ortega playing even more of a starring role throughout. What really stood out to you about working with her as a stage partner? I was really impressed.
I love Jenna. It’s my daughter. I fiercely protect her. She’s an amazing actress, as the world knows by now – we found out a little earlier. She is ready for anything ! [Laugh]. I really like to improvise or fuck with my stage partners when we’re good friends, because I think it gives them something too. So sometimes I would do stuff to Jenna in a scene and she would roll with it! Do stuff like little inside jokes or add a word or make a face and she would roll with it and make it even better. I think that’s what Jenna is as an actor. She takes what she has given and elevates it. I’m really proud of all the work I had to do with her.
You also get a little post-credits scene in this movie. How cool was that?
I couldn’t see it!
The last thing viewers see is a joke from you. Is it cool that you’re the last face on everyone’s mind?
It’s crazy. I would really like to see it. I saw the film – not at the premiere, unfortunately I had to catch a plane – and so I watched it in France and the energy there was not the same as I have heard that she was in the United States. It was just very quiet in the theater. I happened to sit in front of two girls who then recognized me. So, at the end of the movie, we would hang out and talk together during the credits. So I missed it. What is this?
You say something like, “Not everything needs a post-credits scene at the very end.” It’s very meta.
It is really funny!
I also really liked your performance in the Spider-Man: Miles Morales video game as The Tinkerer. Can you talk about this performance? Video games are getting so huge and you actually have to do motion capture for it. How personal was this experience?
Oh man, great staff. I had a wonderful time with this whole group of people. It was really fun to mocap. It’s crazy to think that, in a way, I’m in the Marvel universe, and that I work with Nadji [Jeter] was so much fun. Motion capture is difficult because unlike film and television, they cannot be edited. It’s always one take because it’s from multiple angles. There are thousands of cameras at once, so you can’t mess everything up and then reset. If you mess up a single word, you have to go back to the very beginning. So this job…I had to be more off-book, more perfect with my lines, perfect with everything, than ever before. So I think that made me a better actor.
I was watching your YouTube channel and saw your music videos and was so impressed with the song “goddamnit”. Can we expect more music from you in the future?
Yes. When? I don’t know, but yes you can. [Laugh].