Melissa Barrera revealed she is in favor of Neve Campbell’s decision not to return for the sixth film. She said, “This job requires so much of us, not only physically [but] mentally and emotionally. You need to feel like it’s worth it.”
She added, “A part of it is: Are you getting compensated fairly for what you think you’re putting into the work? If you don’t, you’re going to be miserable, so you shouldn’t do it. I applaud her always.”
In 2022, Campbell explained that the offer she received was not equitable to the value she had brought to the franchise. Barrera agreed with Campbell’s explanation and said she received a supportive text from her before filming.