David Arquette has pondered his experience filming the Scream franchise with ex-wife Courteney Cox and jokes that he had “a baby” from the experience.
The 50-year-old actor, who appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, looked back on his role in the horror franchise where he met the Friends star, who would become his wife and mother of his first child.
“Thank god (Scream director) Wes Craven for having a baby out of it,” he laughed. “I mean, not Wes Craven, thank you Courteney Cox!”
After meeting on the set of the 1996 film, the two married in 1999 and welcomed their daughter Coco in 2004. Meyers joked that figuring out how old your daughter is by remembering when is must be useful Film came out and works its way backwards.
“Well, there are a few screams in there,” he quipped before making fun of Cox. “The first scream we fell in love with, the second scream, she hated me.”
The following three installments were released between 1997 and 2011, while Arquette and Cox split in 2010 and their divorce was consummated three years later. They recently reunited for another Scream movie set to be released in January.
In March, the actor revealed that Coco, now 17, was interested in the entertainment business and was more serious about performing.
“She’s an amazing singer and loves acting,” he said while hosting Entertainment Tonight. “It’s getting more serious now, and you know the performances get even more, you know, more elaborate … So it’s exciting to see.”