Despite Scream Firing, Melissa Barrera Wants More Horror in Her Life

Melissa Barrera as Sam Carpenter in Scream VI.
Melissa Barrera as Sam Carpenter in Scream VI.
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Just a few months ago, actor Melissa Barrera was fired from Scream 7 over her pro-Palestinian stance in the Israel-Hamas conflict. The shockwave of that firing has basically upended that franchise in various ways, while Barrera herself has been focused on doing promo for her next film, the upcoming horror musical Your Monster.

At Sundance earlier in the week to premiere her new flick, she told the Associated Press she was glad for the experience, in a way. The firing over her comments—which production company Spyglass claimed were antisemitic—helped open her eyes. “I think I finally am becoming who I’m supposed to be in life,” she said, “and the last few months have been a big awakening of that. I’m just so grateful for everything that’s happened.”

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