Melissa Barrera has reportedly been fired from the upcoming Scream franchise installment, Scream VII, after sharing a number of social media posts in regards to the ongoing battle between Israel and Hamas. The 33-year-old actress was dropped from the mission on November 21, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter.
The outlet reported that one among Barrera’s current Instagram Tales included a message that learn, “Gaza is at present being handled like a focus camp. Cornering everybody collectively, with no the place to go, no electrical energy no water … Individuals have learnt nothing from our histories. And similar to our histories, individuals are nonetheless silently watching all of it occur. THIS IS GENOCIDE & ETHNIC CLEANSING.”
Barrera starred in 2022’s Scream and 2023’s Scream VI because the lead character, Samantha Carpenter, alongside co-star and Wednesday actress, Jenna Ortega. The 2 portrayed sisters and needed to fend off Ghostface within the two movies. Authentic franchise heroine Neve Campbell left Scream VI resulting from a wage dispute with the studio, and Barrera and Ortega’s characters took the lead alongside Courteney Cox.
Barrera has not publicly responded to the information of her obvious firing. The primary firm behind the horror franchise, Spyglass, has additionally not launched an announcement concerning the matter. Nevertheless, a number of shops beforehand reported that Barrera was anticipated to reprise her position within the subsequent movie.
Scream VI ended with Barrera and Ortega’s characters defeating the three villains who have been behind the Ghostface masks — their roommate, Quinn, their pal Ethan, and Detective Bailey. Since Samantha’s late father is Billy Loomis — the unique Ghostface — followers watched her character expertise delusions, the place she would see and listen to him urge her to embrace her violent facet.
On the finish of the movie, followers noticed Sam holding her late father’s precise masks that he used within the Nineteen Nineties. Nevertheless, she drops it and walks away with Tara into the gap following the carnage they simply confronted.
Scream was not Barrera’s breakout position within the enterprise, but it surely turned one among her most noteworthy performances. She beforehand starred in Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s movie adaptation of his Broadway play, Within the Heights, enjoying the character Vanessa.