On The 20th Anniversary Of The Craft, Neve Campbell Talks Her Scream Queen Legacy, Slowly Rebuilding Her Resume, And Her Role On House Of Cards
“If you were to try to write about some of the clowns running for president at the moment, I think you’d say it’s not possible. Nobody would buy it.” Having spent a handful of years out of the spotlight, Neve Campbell is throwing her hat into the presidential race—on television, that is—as campaign strategist Leann Harvey on Netflix’s excoriating political series, House of Cards. A blood-pumping, accelerated take on the American political circus, the series was first criticized for being too over-the-top to be believed, with its characters resorting to murder and blackmail to earn their ranking offices. But, in today’s electoral reality, as Campbell points out, truth might actually be more outlandish than fiction.
That isn’t to say that the show runs low on thrills. Joining series stars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, and Michael Kelly, Campbell is captivating viewers with her grand return to the sort of high-drama TV that launched her career—who could forget Julia Salinger on Party of Five, brooding icon of post-grunge adolescence, who turned teen angst into an art form and influenced a generation of young actresses who’ve winced and exhaled in her resounding wake? Now a veteran of film, theater, dance, and TV—including Robert Altman’s The Company, which she produced—Campbell is bringing a whole new level of graceful craft to the role of Harvey, an Underwood political hire with machinations that would make Karl Rove’s head spin.
I’ve added some photos of Neve attending the 102nd White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner last night in Washington, DC (April 30).
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2016 > April 30: 102nd White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2016 > April 30: Atlantic Media’s 2016 White House Correspondents’ Association Pre-Dinner Reception
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2016 > April 30: Bloomberg & Vanity Fair Cocktail Reception Following The 2016 WHCA Dinner
I have added some photos of Neve attending The Annual White House Correspondents Garden Brunch at the Beall-Washington House in Washington, DC (April 30).
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2016 > April 30: The Annual White House Correspondents Garden Brunch
Neve attended The Creative Coalition’s Night Before Dinner at The Supper Suite by STK in Washington, DC (April 29).
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2016 > April 29: The Creative Coalition’s 2016 Night Before Dinner
I’ve added some photos of Neve attending Variety’s Power of Women: New York 2016 event at Cipriani Midtow in New York City (April 8).
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2016 > April 08: Variety’s Power of Women – New York 2016
I’ve added screen captures of Neve in the first episode from season 4 of House of Cards, 4×01 – Chapter 40. I will add the rest of the episodes as soon as possible! Remember, you can stream the series on Netflix.
Television Productions > House of Cards > Season Four > Screen Captures > 4×01 – Chapter 40
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the House of Cards season four premiere, “Chapter 40.”]
House of Cards returned Friday for its fourth season — just in time for arguably one of the most bizarre presidential races in United States history.
After last season ended with Claire (Robin Wright) walking away from her partner in life and crime Frank (Kevin Spacey), the premiere opened hours later with the longtime duo still miles apart both figuratively and literally.
While Frank was still on the campaign trail days before an important primary – and desperately trying to cover up his wife’s absence – Claire went back home to Texas to carve a new political path for herself apart from her husband. Step one? Recruiting her own Doug Stamper (Michael Kelley) in Leann Harvey, played by new series regular Neve Campbell.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Campbell about Leann’s loyalty to Claire, creator Beau Willimon’s final season and the joys of playing a role other than “the girlfriend.”
Neve Campbell doesn’t want a Party of Five reboot
Networks may be crazy for reboots and reunions, but Neve Campbell isn’t interested in seeing Party of Five return to the small screen.
The actress, who first rose to fame as the sensitive Julia Salinger on the popular ’90s family drama, says a reboot with the rest of the original cast isn’t — and shouldn’t be — in the works. “I don’t think that would make any sense,” she tells EW, laughing. “We’re all way older! That was a long time ago. We’ve all moved on, we all adore each other, and we’re still friends, but no, I don’t think that would make sense to do a reboot.”
That said, she isn’t opposed to seeing her other claim to fame return if it’s handled correctly. After starring in four Scream films, Campbell says that she would be open to considering another turn as scream queen Sidney Prescott, but the decision would be “a tough one” after the death of franchise director Wes Craven.
Neve attended the portrait unveiling and season 4 premiere of Netflix’s House of Cards. The event was held at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC (February 22).
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2016 > February 22: “House of Cards” Season 4 Premiere and Portrait Unveiling