Alison Brie was meant to be in Scream 4.
"I love the Scream movies!" Brie tells me. "I could probably recite all the lines. When I was in high school, me and my friends made a version of our own—an homage if you will—called Yell. I think I was the sole survivor. I was the Neve Campbell of Yell."
Brie plays Rebecca, who happens to work for—you guessed it—Campbell's iconic character, Sidney.
"She's a go-getter," Brie told me for today's installment of Scream 4: New Generation Week, E! Online's exclusive chats with the movie's young newbies. "She's very single-minded, type A personality—very ambitious. She's similar to Gale Weathers [Courteney Cox]. She admires Gale."
Most of Brie's scenes were with Campbell, Cox and the other big returnee, David Arquette. As everyone knows, the cast isn't allowed to reveal too much about the movie, which hits theaters on April 15.
"It's not too difficult," Brie said about keeping the Scream secrets to herself. "I come from the Mad Men way of doing things—don't ever tell anyone anything!"
Brie did reveal, however, that she wasn't allowed to take any mementos home from the set. "You know what I got to keep? My hair clip at the very end," she laughed. They were like, 'You can keep this hairclip.' I was like, 'Oh, this hairclip I can get at Rite Aid for $2.99?'"