In honor of the release of Scream 4 this Friday, EW is looking back at the original 1996 film and talking to cast members about their best production memories. Rose McGowan played Tatum Riley, the spunky best friend to Neve Campbell’s Sidney Prescott and sister to David Arquette’s Dewey. McGowan’s most famous moment came when Tatum was attacked by Ghostface in her boyfriend’s garage and defended herself by throwing beer bottles. Says McGowan, “I’m known to have the worst aim on the planet, and so when I was throwing the beer bottles [at Ghostface], I shattered the lens of the camera.” EW talked to McGowan about the original Scream, dying her hair blonde for the role, and the time she and Arquette crashed a prom party.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Do you remember reading the script for the first time?
ROSE MCGOWAN: I thought it was a fantastic script when I got it. I was so green — I didn’t really have a good reference point for a whole lot other than that I like a good story and it was certainly a good yarn. I really liked the character a lot. The inside scoop is that I auditioned for it and then they made me an offer, and then they got so pissed off with what my lawyer, who was way too aggressive, countered with. They pulled their offer and made me come back in and re-test twice and didn’t give me a cent over what their original offer was for because they were so pissed off at my lawyer.
Do you still have that same lawyer?
No. No. And at this point, they’d they’d just cast Neve — as film rules go, you can’t have two people that have dark hair. So I’m sitting in a meeting with Cathy Conrad, the producer, who’s blond, and I just found out that they cast a brunette, and I said, “Cathy, I really want to make my hair blond. Who’s your colorist?” And it was like a light blub went on over their head. I was shuttled off to Cathy’s colorist, and I got a nice shade of Middle American blond. I hated that color. It was perfect for the role.
Rose McGowan is doing her best to look as young as she can for as long as possible.
The actress, 37, shares her beauty do’s and don’ts – and one the facet of her life that grows more precious with time.
When it comes to her beauty do’s, Rose rattles off a few top tips as her boyfriend Rob Adams stands in the background.
“Always use moisturizer, and always wash your face,” she tells me at A Fool’s Fete Spring Dance hosted by New Yorkers for Children to benefit youth in foster care held Tuesday at Mandarin Oriental in NYC.
What’s her beauty don’t?
“Don’t smoke,” she tells me. “You’ll look like an old hag if you smoke!”
One “old thing” she holds onto is her Scream buddies.
“Of course I’ll go see Scream 4,” she says. “I’m excited about seeing the old gang. I see Neve [Campbell] from time to time, I see Courteney [Cox] from time to time, and I see David [Arquette] more than anybody.”
Source: OK Magazine
Rose McGowan attended the 8th Annual New Yorkers For Children Spring Dinner Dance in New York yesterday. Our lady was an absolute vision, wearing a titanium yellow strapless wrap gown by Dolce Gabbana, a beautiful multi-colored jeweled necklace by Lorraine Schwartz and ruby earrings. Just stunning!
- Public Events: 8th Annual New Yorkers For Children Spring Dinner Dance
A handful of photos have been added of Miss McGowan attending the 2011 New Museum Spring Gala on Wednesday, April 6, in New York. She looked very cute in a turquoise ruffled dress.
Also, don’t forget to pick up your copy of Dead Awake, which is now available on DVD and Blu-ray in North America! We will be bringing you coverage from the movie soon so stay tuned.
- Public Events: 2011 New Museum Spring Gala
You can check out a number of clips from Inside Story: Scream at the Biography website, several of which feature Rose talking about her experiences of filming Scream. I especially love the “Classic Lines” video. Many thanks to our friend Katie for the heads-up!