The Oscar-nominated, newly-engaged actor might love horror movies, but still, she passed on what could have been an iconic role in one of the genre's biggest franchises.
Stewart recently revealed that back when she was filming the Twilight movies, she was offered an important role in Scream 4, often considered one of the better installments in the franchise, and the one that injected new blood into the horror classic.
She didn't end up taking the role, as she didn't know if she could step into another iconic actress's shoes.
"So, it's the Drew [Barrymore] character that gets killed in the beginning," Stewart said about the role she was offered, referencing the famous opening scene of the original Scream film where Barrymore, who was marketed as the film's star, was killed off. "And they created a whole sequence where a lot of people got killed to emulate the Drew thing."
Stewart continued, explaining why she didn't take the role. "But it was just going to be one person, and I was like, 'I can't do a Drew. I can't touch that.' Do you know what I mean?" she said.
Scream 4's actual opening sequence featured Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin, and Lucy Hale being killed before being revealed to be in the in-universe Stab movies. Then we saw characters played by Britt Robertson and Aimee Teegarden actually murdered by Ghostface himself.
Perhaps if Stewart was offered a role in that opening she would've been able to accept it. It seems her version featured only her and not the entire group of young celebs.
Despite only being in the opening scene of the original Scream, Drew Barrymore is one of the movie's, and the entire franchise's, most iconic characters. We would've loved to see Stewart try to live up to her legacy.
Stewart is currently nominated for her first Oscar for Best Actress for playing Princess Diana in the drama Spencer. She also said that she's not ruling out joining the cast for the upcoming Scream 6.
"I would read the script. I love Neve Campbell so much," she said. "The coolest part of Scream is what it says about film. It's so self-aware. It folds in on itself like six times."