David Arquette’s awkward response when asked about collaborating with ex Courteney Cox on Scream

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The VERY awkward moment when ex-boyfriends Courteney Cox and David Arquette are asked if they could work together on the new Scream movie: “Yeah…it’s awesome.”










David Arquette gave an awkward response when asked if he would work with ex-wife Courteney Cox in the new Scream movie.

The couple appeared alongside lead actor Neve Campbell on Channel 10’s The Project on Tuesday, with presenter Hamish Macdonald asking the exes how it felt to reprise their roles of Dewey Riley and reporter Gale Weathers after their 2010 split.

“Courteney, David, these movies are so self-centered, it’s quite amazing to see the two of you on screen together and talking about a past relationship,” Hamish said.

Unpleasant! Project host Hamish Macdonald was visibly uncomfortable on Tuesday after David Arquette gave an awkward response to his question about working with ex-wife Courteney Cox on the new Scream film

“Do you feel like you’re enjoying that selfish side of it all, too?”

Courteney, 57, politely replied: “It’s really fun to play together if we’ve done it before. I mean by Scream, of course, this is our fifth time now, but we’ve also played before. It’s really fun.’

But it was David’s response that led to a rather awkward on-air moment, as he responded, “Yeah, it’s great…”

Hamish was visibly uncomfortable with the answer, leading to a second of silence as he continued, “Um…now, if in real life you…”

Response: It was David Arquette's (left) response that led to a rather awkward on-air moment, when he responded,

Response: It was David Arquette’s (left) response that led to a rather awkward on-air moment, when he responded, “Yeah, it’s great…” Pictured with Neve Campbell (centre) and Courteney Cox (right) in The Project

But the frosty reception was soon thawed as David, 50, Courteney and Neve all burst out laughing at how the reply sounded.

“Sorry,” Courteney laughed, while Hamish joked, “That sounded very sincere!”

After a hysterical laugh, David added, “It’s really good!” while Courteney explained, “There’s a delay, so when you said it…”

‘It sounded like nobody believed you!’ Neve, 48, giggled, to which the Friends actress said: “I didn’t believe him!”

“Do you want to try again and make us believe?” Hamish laughed, and David finally said, “That’s the best!”

Hilarious: But the frosty reception was soon thawed as David, 50, Courteney and Neve all burst out laughing at how the reply sounded

Hilarious: But the frosty reception was soon thawed as David, 50, Courteney and Neve all burst out laughing at how the reply sounded

“Who doesn’t love seeing Dewey and Gale on Scream? I enjoyed performing it.’

David and Courteney first met while filming the original film Scream, which premiered in 1997.

They married in 1999 and welcomed daughter Coco in 2004.

Past Romance: David and Courteney first met while filming the original movie Scream, which premiered in 1997

Past Romance: David and Courteney first met while filming the original movie Scream, which premiered in 1997

Amicable separation: The couple separated in 2010 and finalized their divorce in 2013, but remained close to their daughter's mother

Amicable separation: The couple separated in 2010 and finalized their divorce in 2013, but remained close to their daughter’s mother

The couple separated in 2010 and finalized their divorce in 2013, but remained close to their daughter’s mother.

Since their split, David has been happily married to Christina McLarty since 2015 and the couple have two children together.

Courteney is dating Johnny McDaid, a member of the band Snow Patrol.

The fifth part of Scream is scheduled for release on January 14th.

It's back!  The fifth part of Scream is scheduled for release on January 14th

It’s back! The fifth part of Scream is scheduled for release on January 14th

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