Jada Pinkett-Smith Wanted The "Most Horrific" Scream 2 Death
Do you think she got her wish?
Chances are, if you're signing up to star in horror film directed by the late, great, Wes Craven, you're in for a pretty gruesome death scene, but for Jada Pinkett-Smith, she wanted to make sure her death was the "most horrific" of them all.
When she signed up for 1997's Scream 2, Pinkett-Smith was determined to make her death scene -- the second kill of the horror sequel's opening -- the most memorable of the entire film, and of all horror films that had come before.
Appearing on an episode of PeopleTV's Couch Surfing, Pinkett-Smith remembers the chat she had with Craven in the lead up to shooting the film.
"I remember saying to the director at the time, ‘I want to die the most horrific death that has ever happened in a horror film'," she says, adding: "'I want it to be long and excruciating.'”
Craven's response to this? "[He was] like, 'Cool'," she recalls.
"Let me tell you, he let me have it!" she adds, laughing. "He was like 'oh, you wanna have a long, excruciating death?' Here we go! C'mon team!'"
Of course, anyone who's seen the film will know that her character Maureen's death was certainly long and excruciating, as she takes a knife to the gut at a screening of movie-within-a-movie Stab while cinemagoers cheer on her death, believing her screams for help to be a publicity stunt.
Her character may not have had much in the way of screentime (Screamtime? Haha?? ? ?) but like Drew Barrymore's Casey Becker in the original film, she certainly made her mark in her short appearance, and that's all we have to say about that.
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