“I did it during COVID. I did my tape with Fred Hechinger. He FaceTimed me. Fred and I did all of our tapes together all of quarantine, and he was in New York City and I was in Texas with my family. So we would do our tapes at like three in the morning and we would FaceTime each other once our families had gone to bed and I would be in my dining room with a ring light set up and then I would FaceTime him on my computer and I would tape it in and he would read my auditions with me and I’d read his with him. It was really fun! We were talking about it the other day. We were like, ‘What a sweet time for us to have done something so fun together!’”
“I think I maybe did like two auditions for it. I didn’t do very many, but it was one of those things where I was like, ‘Just the opportunity!’ But it was. I was like, just to even get an audition for a Scream movie and know that it’s getting made, and I love those directors so much and I trust their casting and their filmmaking and I’m very excited to see it.”As for the sides she auditioned with, it probably won’t come as a surprise to learn that there wasn’t much about the actual events of the film in them. The Scream franchise is known for giving out script variations to keep the biggest reveals top script, so when it comes to audition sides, you certainly won’t find any plot clues in them. Welch explained:
“They were very ambiguous. They weren’t really about anything. I don’t even remember. They were just like three people and they were talking about picking up food or something like that. It was very, very nonchalant.”
“It’s fun getting the fake movies, because I auditioned for Halloween too, and I remember my audition for Halloween was like the most generic. It was like, ‘Anna and John talking about babysitting,’ and I was like, ‘What movie is this?’ I was like, ‘Is this Halloween?’ And the casting director was like, ‘Maybe. I don’t know.’ And I was like, ‘Tell me! Is it? I know it is!’ I was like, ‘I know it is. I know David Gordon Green’s directing this movie. Tell me that it’s Halloween!’”If you give Welch secret sides for a horror movie audition, she will figure it out! But when it comes to Scream 5 theories and pinpointing where Radio Silence might take the franchise, Welch is just as in the dark as the rest of us:
“I have no idea! Because my audition, it was under a fake name and so I remember reading Deadline articles about it and it being like, ‘It’s Scream 5 and the three are coming back.’ And I was like, ‘Sick! This is gonna be awesome.’ And then it was a thing where it’s like, ‘It’s not a sequel. It’s a reimagining.’ And I was like, ‘Well, this could mean anything!’ Then why are David [Arquette], Courteney [Cox] and Neve [Campbell] coming back? So many questions! I have no theories. I’ve thought about it and I won’t be able to crack this.”
“Man, I don’t know because I really love the second one, too. The scene where they’re practicing the play and it’s the strobes and the masks and he [appears], that’s one of my favorite horror movie scenes ever. I might go one, two, four, three, but I really love four and I really love three! And I think four is super underrated!”If you’re looking for even more from Welch, you’re going to want to check out the uncut version of our Collider Ladies Night conversation in podcast form below. We discussed some of her earliest gigs like Agent Carter and Modern Family, what it was like doing her first Fear Street chemistry read with Kiana Madeira, why she’s grateful to have filmed Fear Street before the Amazon Prime series Panic, and so much more! KEEP READING: ‘The Suicide Squad’ Standout Daniela Melchior Thought She Bombed Her Audition for Ratcatcher II
Five of them, one of him…who will win?