Neve Campbell opened up about the reason she took a break from Hollywood as she chatted with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday’s “Late Show”.
Campbell, 44, who starred in “Party of Five”, “The Craft”, the “Scream” movies and season 4 of “House of Cards”, was asked by the host: “Ten years ago, you had the world on a string — cover of Rolling Stone, hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’. And then you left! You went to London. Why don’t you like us, Neve Campbell? Why did you leave America?”
The actress, who is currently starring in “Skyscraper” alongside Dwayne Johnson, insisted she “just needed a minute,” before admitting things “all hit so fast and so big” when she was in her 20s.
“It was a little overwhelming… wonderful, obviously, and I’m very grateful for it. But it got to a level also where the kinds of things that I was being offered were not the kinds of things I want to do.
“I was constantly being offered horror films because I was known for horror films. Or bad romantic comedies. I just wasn’t interested in the scripts and I was feeling a bit unhappy with the things that were coming to me. And I was feeling a little bored with the whole thing. I thought, I want a change. So I moved to London.”
Despite her showbiz status, Campbell insisted she was “completely anonymous” while in the U.K., with her admitting people would even ask her what she did for a living.
The Canadian star’s appearance also saw how clueless she was about American pop culture when she first started out because she’d been a dancer.
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