5 New Faces in 'Scream 4'

11:30 AM PST 04/12/2011 by THR staff
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Who is joining Courteney Cox and Neve Campbell in Wes Craven's latest horror film installment.

Courtney Cox and Neve Campbell reprise their roles in Wes Craven’s Scream 4, which hits screens Friday. But the latest installment of the horror film has plenty of new faces.

Among them:

Anna Paquin
“It’s nice coming into a franchise that’s been around for a long time and that’s very loved,” the actress – who plays local resident Rachel - told reporters at the Hollywood premiere Monday. “It feels like an easy choice because you already know everyone loves it. Your work’s already been done in a sense because they established everything.” The True Blood star’s trick to mastering her scream? “The bottom line is, it’s all acting,” she said. “None of it’s real. “
 
Shenae Grimes
She plays local resident Trudie and is rumored to be in the film's frightening opening scene.
 
 
Kristen Bell
She takes on the role of local resident Chloe. Blogs are abuzz that she and Paquin die in the beginning of the film since both of their roles have been described as "cameos."
 
Hayden Panettiere
She plays newcomer Kirby Reed. Asked why she signed on for the film, she told reporters, “There’s just a great combination that people love so much about Scream – sitting on the edge of your seat being terrified, but at the same time having those moments of comic relief."
 
Emma Roberts
She plays plays Jill Roberts, cousin of Sidney (Neve Campbell). Her most unforgettable scene? “Hayden and I had to be at a window and we were screaming,” she recalled. “The two of us just lost it and we were screaming and like grabbing each other.”
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