Freddie Prinze Jr. isn’t desperate to return to the “Scooby-Doo” franchise.
In a current interview with TooFab, the 47-year-old actor was fast to show down the prospect of reuniting along with his spouse, Sarah Michelle Gellar, in addition to Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini for a 3rd movie taking part in Thriller Integrated.
“It wouldn’t be one thing I’d do,” Prinze mentioned. “I’ve zero curiosity. I imply, it was tough. It wouldn’t be for me, man.”
The actor clarified that his ideas on the matter come all the way down to the studio, relatively than the undertaking itself. The primary “Scooby-Doo” (2002) and its 2004 sequel, “Monsters Unleashed,” have been each distributed by Warner Bros.
“There was simply a lot bait and swap on the primary one,” Prinze continued. “The studio was not sincere with me in any means, form, or kind… It wasn’t the most effective. I feel I’ve been on two jobs the place I had remorse doing it, and ‘Scooby’ was considered one of them.”
Whereas Prinze wouldn’t look to reprise his position as Fred, the actor nonetheless appreciates what he and his collaborators completed on the duology.
“Till [‘Scooby’] was seen and kids got here as much as me and could be like, ‘Oh my gosh,’ is once I was in a position to respect the expertise by their souls,” Prinze mentioned. “There’s legit tens of millions of folks that love this film. It’s not the film I needed to make, however I respect that. It made me change my outlook on it.”
As for the opposite movie that Prinze regrets, the actor revealed he struggled in the course of the manufacturing of “I Know What You Did Final Summer time,” attributable to a contentious working relationship with director Jim Gillespie. Gillespie expressed to Prinze that he needed a distinct actor for his position. Prinze recollects Gillespie matter-of-factly telling the younger actor, “’I don’t need you on this film.’”
“When that’s your first job and also you hear these phrases, it simply wrecks you, man. It simply wrecks you,” Prinze shared.
It could have been a tough manufacturing that would have left a then rising actor packing, however Prinze does credit score the movie with launching his profession. He additionally developed a relationship along with his spouse, Gellar, whereas making the movie.
“I wouldn’t have any of the issues I’ve with out that film. I wouldn’t have my spouse, I wouldn’t have all the opposite motion pictures I’ve performed,” Prinze defined. “I’m right here due to that wrestle and due to that ache and it was these issues.”