Courteney Cox and David Arquette: `Scream 4 has a family feeling`

Friday, Mar 25, 2011

Courteney Cox and David Arquette have revealed how filming Scream 4 was a bit of a family affair.

The estranged couple – who met on the set of the first Scream in 1996 – talked openly about their relationship during a short press conference for the movie on Wednesday.

Asked about making the latest instalment of the horror flick, Arquette, 39, told People, ‘There’s a real family feeling. Especially with Courteney being married and having a kid (their six-year-old daughter Coco), it just brings an honesty, and that is really my favourite part of acting.’

‘It felt very natural,’ Cox, 46, added. ‘We have had 10 more years of experience of acting, so I was that much more confident. I am now a mum, and I am just different person, but it’s coming back with your family. You know each other, and you kind of just get right back into it and are better than you were last time.’

Cox plays go-getting reporter Gale Weathers, while Arquette plays her on-screen lover, Sheriff Dewey Riley, and the former Friends actress drew comparison to their real-life relationship.

‘It is so funny that he is so earnest and she is so out to get ahead,’ she says. ‘It is just a very odd pairing, and so are we. Well, we are not really, but we kind of are. I love playing Gale. She is probably the most fun to play when it comes to playing a real character.’