Neve Campbell faced Mother Nature as a teenager when she was attacked by a bear on a movie set, the ‘Scream’ star shared during a recent talk show appearance.
While promoting the latest film in the ‘Scream’ horror franchise on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show,’ Campbell shared with host Kelly Clarkson the details of the harrowing incident, which happened then. that Campbell, then 17, was shooting a movie. in Canada.
“I was playing this role where she’s ‘one with the animals’ and there was a scene where I’m supposed to be chased by a bear,” Campbell told Clarkson, without naming the movie. “They brought this bear to the set, and first they gave me a big bottle of Coke to feed it. So now it’s like a bear on a sugar rush.
She continued: “And then they said – and I’m 17, so I’m really stupid – they said, ‘Dip your hand in honey and run, and when you get to the tree there, turn and stick your distribute and feed the bear. And me, of course, wanting to please everyone, I said to myself “Ok”. ”
However, things didn’t go as planned for the former ‘Party of Five’ star as he attempted the dangerous stunt.
“I turn around and reach out, and the bear doesn’t slow down and it doesn’t come for my hand,” Campbell said. “He grabs me by the leg and he pulls me through the forest, and my mom happens to be visiting on set, so she screams. The whole crew is frozen because no one can believe what is happening.
“All I could think of to say was, ‘He’s biting me,’ like it wasn’t obvious.”
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Luckily for Campbell, the bear hunter who was on the set came to his rescue by throwing rocks at the bear, which allowed Campbell to escape and find shelter on top of a nearby rock. . Despite the close call, Campbell said she was eager to give the stunt a second chance: “No, it was a rehearsal,” she said shortly after the incident. “We didn’t film it: let’s do it.”
Although Campbell dismissed the bizarre encounter as part of the acting business — “We’re asked to do really stupid things” — Clarkson said she would have handled the situation very differently.
“Actors are so different from musicians; I can’t stress that enough,” Clarkson said. “If I was in a music video and it dropped, I’d be like, ‘Bye’,” to which Campbell replied, “Me too, now.”
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The latest installment of “Scream,” now in theaters, not only finds Campbell’s iconic Sidney Prescott character as wife and mother, but also a fearless heroine.
“The possibility of a threat to your child just takes their strength to another level,” Campbell told USA TODAY. “Good to go, oh well, Sidney would have no doubts now.” Not that she ever doubted much, but she has to deal with it because of the possibility of Ghostface coming for her family.
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Contributor: Brian Truitt