David Arquette appeared in four “Scream” movies directed by Wes Craven, who passed away of brain cancer in 2015 at age 76.

With production underway on a fifth “Scream” movie — the first not to be directed by Craven — Arquette spoke with The Independent about how much Craven meant to him over the years.

During the interview, Arquette was reminded of something Craven said about him back in 1997.

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“When I’m around him,” Craven said, “I feel this enormous sense of pain and longing for a simpler world — for love.”

Arquette became emotional when he heard that. “I’m sorry. I’ve been having a really hard time lately missing him,” he explained.

“That’s such a beautiful thing to say. And, you know, I was tortured. My mother was dying around that time, so that was a really difficult and dark period,” Arquette revealed. “And it’s true. I do, like, long for a world of love.”