Scream VI Interview: Jasmine Savoy Brown on Meta-Horror and Spider-Man

ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese spoke scream VI Star Jasmine Savoy Brown on the meta-horror sequel (watch and read more interviews). Scream VI is available digitally now Stream now on Paramount+. It will be available 4K and Blu-ray on July 11th.

ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese spoke scream VI Star Jasmine Savoy Brown on the meta-horror sequel (watch and read more interviews). Scream VI is available digitally now Stream now on Paramount+. It will be available 4K and Blu-ray on July 11th.

“Following the recent Ghostface murders, the four survivors leave Woodsboro and begin a new chapter. Just as they’re feeling a sense of normalcy, they get that infamous phone call. “More brutal and relentless than ever, Ghostface will stop at nothing to take them down,” reads the film’s official synopsis.


Tyler Treese: I found the New York City setting so refreshing for the series. What did you like most about this wild horror film being set in New York?

Jasmine Savoy Brown: Well, I love New York, so at first I was looking forward to spending a summer in New York. Then I said, “Oh man, are we going to Montreal?” I ended up falling in love with the city. But New York for the characters – not for me – it’s just… oh my god, it’s terrifying. Ghostface could be anyone, anywhere. Millions of people live in this city alone. So it increases anxiety. It increases the possibility of anxiety. It increases everything. I was curious how this would turn out.

That scene on the subway is just terrifying. You talked about how Ghostface can be everywhere, especially in such crowded areas. What was it like filming this scene? The claustrophobia came through the camera so well.

Thank you very much! Kudos to our amazing camera crew. As soon as Ghostface comes on stage – like as an actor, when he comes on set, when you say action – something happens. Even just talking about it gave me goosebumps. It feels real And when I was filming it, I was now a little scared of the subway. For example that it was full and no one saw, heard or did anything. I mean, unfortunately that happens. It was really scary.

One thing that really impressed me about your performance in both films is the way you combine the seriousness of the horror parts with the meta-humor that Scream is known for. How fulfilling is it for an actress to be able to show so much range in these films?

It’s a dream I mean, I have to give our writers full credit because it’s really, really great writing. Of course we have great directors, so it’s really a team effort. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to delve into these scripts. And it’s just so much fun. With Mason (Gooding), Melissa (Barrera) and Jenna (Ortega), it’s really easy to take risks, be funny, try things and fail. It’s a dream job from start to finish.

I felt that all of the recurring characters in the sequel really came into their own. How was returning to acting? “Scream V” was so well received that not only did you have camaraderie with the cast, you also felt a little more confidence. How did that affect the sequel?

Yes, confidence certainly returned to the franchise, but also a bit of jitters because everything was being improved. The budget has increased, the shooting time has increased, the cast has increased and we didn’t want to disappoint anyone, from everyone who gave us the green light for this film to the fans, which of course is most important. So there’s a bit of pressure, but mostly joy and excitement to be able to spend a summer doing what I love with people I love.


The fanbase is just so passionate. What was it like in those two films to see this new set of characters fully embraced by fans of the franchise? At first it was feared that they would only come for the returning stars, but they are now as established as many of the big faces.

It’s crazy to even think about it. I haven’t spent much time thinking about it. You’re right. It was scary the first time. We thought, ‘Are we going to be rejected? Do people even want us on screen? Are we going to be booed?” But to be welcomed by the fans with so much love and open arms was overwhelming and a dream come true. I would do a thousand of these films if I could.

What I particularly liked about Scream VI is that we see an exploration of both sisters and friendships. We can see Jenna Ortega playing an even stronger frontline role all the time. What was really special about working with her as a scene partner? I was really impressed.

i love jenna this is my girl I protect her fiercely. She’s an incredible actress, as the world now knows – we found that out a little earlier. She’s ready for anything! (Laugh). I really love to improvise or fuck with my co-stars when we’re good friends because I also think it just gets something out of them. Sometimes I would do things with Jenna in a scene and she would join in! Do things like little inside jokes, add a word or cut a face, and she’ll join in and make it even better. I think that’s Jenna as an actress. She takes what is given to her and increases it. I’m really proud of the work I got to do with her.

There is also a small post-credits scene in this film. How cool was that?

I did not see it!

The last thing theatergoers see is a joke from you. How cool is it that you’re the last face in the world?

That’s crazy. I would really like to see it. I saw the film – unfortunately not at the premiere as I had to take a plane – so I saw it in France and the energy there wasn’t the same as I had heard in the US. It was just very quiet in the theater. I happened to be sitting in front of two girls who then recognized me. When the film ended we went out and talked during the credits. So I missed it. What is it?

They say something like, “Not everything needs a post-credits scene at the very end.” It’s very meta.

That is really funny!


I also really enjoyed your performance as The Tinkerer in the video game Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Can you tell something about this achievement? Video games are becoming more and more popular, and for that you actually need to do motion capture. How personal was this experience?

Oh man, super personal. I had a wonderful time with this whole group of people. It was really fun making mocap. It’s crazy to think that I’m sort of in the Marvel Universe and working with Nadji (Jeter) was just so much fun. Motion capture is difficult because unlike film and television, they cannot be edited. It’s always just one shot because it has multiple perspectives. There are thousands of cameras at once, so you can’t just screw something up and then reset. If you mess up a single word, you have to go back to the beginning. So in this job I had to be more unconventional, more perfect in my writing, perfect in everything, than ever before. I think it made me a better actor.

I looked at yours Youtube channel and I saw your music videos and was so impressed with the song.”goddamn.” Can we expect more music from you in the future?

Yes. If? I don’t know, but yes you can. (Laughter).