Neve Campbell Reveals Reason She Decided To Take A Break From Hollywood

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?”

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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.”

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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.

Watch more in the clip above.

Tune in to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on Global, and watch full episodes online here.



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