Melissa Barrera finally spoke about getting fired from Scream 7 over her political opinions. Her statement comes after Spyglass dropped the 33 year-old actress, who had also starred in the fifth and sixth part with Jenna Ortega, from the latest chapter of the horror franchise due to her remarks on social media about the Israel-Palestine war. Towards the end of 2023, the production company accused Melissa of “crossing the line into hate speech” and “Holocaust distortion.
Now, in her recent interview with Rolling Stone, the actress stated: “I’m not the first person that’s happened to, but it was shocking. I don’t even know what to say. I think everything that happened was very transparent, on both sides.
She continued: “I know who I am, and I know that what I said always came from a place of love and a place of humanity and a place of human rights and a place of freedom for people, which shouldn’t be controversial.
Shortly after Melissa got the axe, Jenna and director Christopher Landon also exited the project. Last week, the Scream alum told Deadline at the Sundance festival that the crew is her “family for life. If we’re ever in the vicinity of each other, we always find each other and that’s what happened at that event,” she said.
In other news – Alec Baldwin makes bold demand amid new ‘Rust’ shooting charges
Alec Baldwin has finally submitted his first legal response for the new involuntary manslaughter charges against him. The 65 year-old actor-producer’s move comes after a grand injury in New Mexico decided to open the Rust shooting case again.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Alec’s counsel emphasized in their filing that they “demand speedy trial, discovery and exculpatory information, notice of defense intent to call witnesses. Read more