MTV's 'Scream' Star Carlson Young Answers Our 26 Burning Questions
The actress plays mean girl Brooke Maddox in the TV adaptation of Wes Craven's iconic slasher franchise.
Nearly twenty years since Ghostface terrorized teens in Scream, Wes Craven's iconic slasher franchise is making its way to MTV. Much like the 1996 original, the small screen adaptation (premiering June 30 at 10/9c) follows a killing spree in the small town of Lakewood after a YouTube video of a brutal murder goes viral.
Hoping to avoid an untimely demise is rising star Carlson Young, who fans may recognize from True Blood and Key and Peele. She steps into the role of mean girl Brooke Maddox.
We caught up with the Fort Worth native, who opened up about what fans can expect from the new series (the pilot features a homage to Drew Barrymore's creepy phone call scene) and answered our 26 burning questions.
Advice you have for anyone trying to make it in Hollywood:
Get some tough skin and don’t take "no" for an answer.
Being buried alive.
Creepiest place you have ever visited:
An abandoned bowling alley where we shot Scream recently.
Describe Brooke Maddox in one sentence:
Brooke Maddox is a bad bitch.
Embarrassing story you are ready to share with the world:
I did a full childhood ballet routine down my apartment complex’s hallway because it was 3 a.m. and I thought no one was awake or even around. I was wrong. My neighbor had the door open and was watching (jaw-dropped) the whole time. It was deeply embarrassing.
Favorite horror movie of all time:
GIF that accurately describes how you feel today:
High school moment you would like to forget:
I have many. But I’d definitely love to erase the memories of my numerous horrific spray tans.
Job you would probably have if you weren't an actress:
I’d move to a beautiful cabin in the woods in Big Sur and read and write poetry all day. That could be a viable career, right?
Karaoke song you slay:
"Dress You Up" by Madonna. A little alcohol and I think I slay this song...
Last movie that blew you away:
Honeymoon, directed by Leigh Janiak. And Ex Machina.
Music video you are super into right now:
Saol Álainn's "Nostroke." So dope.
Nineties fashion trend you still don't understand:
One random fact about yourself:
I’ve broken my right arm many times.
Person you admire most:
Isom Innis [from Foster the People].
Question you would ask a historic figure:
Off the top of my head, I’d love to ask T.S. Eliot about The Waste Land.
Revelations you have had about your Scream cast members:
They’re actually some of the coolest humans ever.
Scariest thing that ever happened to you:
I slept in a really old infirmary when I was sick once at summer camp, and I swear a door just slammed shut out of nowhere.
Things fans of the Scream franchise should watch out for in the new series:
Well, you can expect a similar tone, but an updated mediascape. Also, there's a few definite Scream homage scenes: Garage scene(s), opening Drew Barrymore scene, auditorium scene...
Up-and-coming band you hope blows up soon:
Character. And another one called Empress Of.
Villain from the big or small screen that weirds you out the most:
World mystery you would love to see solved:
I wish we could “jump” through space like in Battlestar Galactica. Does that count as a world mystery? Anyway, I’d love to see this incredibly simple technological advancement happen soon.
Since we will not ask for your favorite "X word," we will simply ask for your shameless plug here:
Ehhhh, follow me on Instagram? @carlsonyoung. And don’t forget to watch MTV’s Scream! Twitter: @MTVScream.
YouTube video you have been showing your friends:
If you didn't know Zimbio was an entertainment site, what would you think "a Zimbio" was?
A Pokemon, for sure.