Obviously, “Scream” has a pretty terrifying premise: Someone is murdering people, and no one knows who it is. By now, we all know the surprise twist at the end: The killer was really two different people, friends Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich) and Stu Macher (Matthew Lillard). As Billy, Ulrich had a pretty sneaky role, as he and Lillard’s character spent most of the movie pretending to be just as scared and worried as the rest of their friends.
While speaking about the anticipation for the fifth “Scream” movie, Ulrich confessed to Variety that he didn’t really understand the full concept of the original “Scream” at first. After all, the movie falls squarely into the horror genre, but there are plenty of jokes and comedic moments that make one question the mood. As he put it, he approached the role quite earnestly. “I was sort of locked into this very serious study of serial killers and all the angst of the character. It was a documentary in my mind of two high school killers,” he said, noting, “I remember Jamie [Kennedy] and Matt’s approach to the characters and being so confused as to the genre.”