Scream star Jasmin Savoy Brown has opened up about the monumental impact of playing the film series’ first queer big-screen character. Jasmin Savoy Brown, who rose to fame for her electric role in Showtime’s Yellowjackets, plays Mindy Meeks-Martin in the upcoming (and confusingly-titled) Scream.
The film, which comes 25 years after the 1996 original, sees a new killer take on the ghoulish mantle of Ghostface to terrorise the residents of Woodsboro. Mindy is part of a new group of teens who join with some of the franchise’s original characters to stop Ghostface.
Brown told ET it was a “huge honour” to play Mindy, who is queer. She explained the role felt “so right” to her because she was able to bring a “version of myself” to the film. “It just reflects who I am in my family life,” she said. “And so many actors get to do that with various pieces of their identity, whether it’s being straight or, fill in the blank.