During the ’90s, America came to the consensus that Neve Campbell was a national treasure, bouncing from small-screen stardom as leading lady of Party of Five to blockbuster success in Scream, The Craft, and Wild Things. She was America’s only influential Neve, and we cherished her.
Then, during the 2000s, she was just…gone.
There were parts here and there on shows like Grey’s Anatomy but it was a pretty significant step back for a Hollywood powerhouse. Until a regular stint on House of Cards, the once It-Girl was almost radio silent for over a decade. With her upcoming appearance in the The Rock’s Skyscraper, Campbell may be making a comeback.
A recent appearance on the Late Show had Stephen Colbert asking her what we all want to know: “How come?”
Cover of Rolling Stone, hosting Saturday Night Live. And then you left! You went to London. Why don’t you like us, Neve Campbell? Why did you leave America?
And Campbell replied:
I just needed a minute. It was a long minute. It was a good minute… In my twenties, it all hit so fast and so big that it was a little overwhelming — wonderful, obviously, and I’m very grateful for it. But it got to a level also where the kinds of things that I was being offered were not the kinds of things I want to do.
It’s nice to be able to determine the pace of your career, and that’s the decision she made. She was afforded anonymity after a move to London.
I literally did not get bothered once! People would ask me what I did for a living. I’d say, ‘I act,’ and they’d say, ‘Oh, OK’. It was so lovely!
Being able to choose her roles more carefully might have panned out, as early reviews of Skyscraper are pegging her as a badass.
Kudos to #SkyscraperMovie for not just pulling in Neve Campbell, but also making her pretty kickass instead of a damsel in distress.
— Eric Serna (@BigSpoonyBard) July 10, 2018
The Skyscraper movie has done something totally unprecedented in Hollywood: Neve Campbell, plays the Rock's wife and is ONLY 2 YEARS YOUNGER THAN HIM. pic.twitter.com/AttcQaJpAQ
— Matt Haughey (@mathowie) July 17, 2018
seated for SKYSCRAPER solely to support Neve Campbell
— John Jack O’Brien (@obrienjohnjack) July 16, 2018
Thirsty fans are ready to receive their Scream Queen, who somehow hasn’t aged.
Thanks dude!! Glad you had a blast tonight watching SKYSCRAPER! Making summer fun was my goal. Totally right about Neve Campbell, btw… steals every scene ❤️ https://t.co/aMlQ47Ging
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 11, 2018
I know Skyscraper is gonna be garbage but i gotta support Neve Campbell
— Guillermo (@morenoculero) July 15, 2018
Props, Neve. And welcome back.
H/T: Fox News