‘Scream’ – Connor Weil and John Karna Interviews

Scream - Connor Weil and John Karna Interview
Connor Weil, Willa Fitzgerard, Amadeus Serafini, John Karna and Bella Thorne (Photo by Richard Chavez / Showbiz Junkies)

MTV’s Scream is currently airing season one on Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT, with the death count piling up each episode. Based on the ever-popular Scream films, the new series centers around an attractive group of high school students who are being targeted by a masked killer.

Cast members from Scream made it to San Diego where they answered questions from fans and participated in roundtable interviews in support of the first season. One of the questions most asked of the cast was who they think is the killer. If they follow the lead of the original Scream (released in 1996), then the killer is a member of their circle of friends. Connor Weil fielded the question during our interview, but didn’t give away any spoilers. “There are so many theories – I can’t even tell you. The writers don’t tell us anyway,” said Weil. “We’re on the ride with you guys.”

That said, Weil thinks it would be cool if his character, Will Belmont, turned out to be the guy behind the mask. If that turns out to be the case, he’d like an early heads-up from the writers. “I would, that way I can prep it in the scenes leading up to it. We’ll see. Hopefully they tell me something if I’m him,” said Weil.

On a lighter note, Weil’s fully aware of Scream fans campaigning for his character to be with Emma. “There’s Team Kieran and there’s Team Will, and it’s gone as far as giving us names,” said Weil, laughing. “I’m going to be honest, most of the online fans are Team Kieran. That’s okay. I understand. We’ll see how that plays out.”

Weil’s co-star John Karna plays Noah, the voice of reason in the series, and the actor says he not only loves his character but also the way the series has expanded the world of the Scream films. As Noah, Karna delivered a monologue in the first episode that pretty much set up the series and how it will approach the genre. “I think even before I got the part and I was auditioning for the show, reading the script it was that monologue that kind of made me super excited about the project. It became this thing where we really could break new ground in the slasher genre. To not only have a slasher movie where you really genuinely want to know what happens not just whether they’re going to live or die but whether these characters are actually going to connect and how they’re going to create relationships and how roles are going to change and flip, I just think that’s really exciting to see if we can complete that kind of change.”

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