‘Clouds’ hover over Neve Campbell’s latest project


Neve Campbell

Many viewers grew up with Neve Campbell, so it may be a turning point for them to see her play a mother … just as it is for her.

The “Party of Five” alum is a mom of two now, which she says helped her with the true Disney+ drama “Clouds.” Streaming beginning Friday, Oct. 16, the movie was directed by Justin Baldoni (“Jane the Virgin”) — who also included the film’s main subject in the documentary series “My Last Days.” Zach Sobiech (played by Fin Argus) was a teen afflicted with a rare form of bone cancer; he spent his remaining time living his dream of making music, supported by his parents (Campbell, Tom Everett Scott), best friend (Sabrina Carpenter) and girlfriend (Madison Iseman).

Campbell met her real-life “Clouds” counterpart, Laura Sobiech. “I was so moved by that family’s story,” the actress says, “and by Laura’s incredible strength and her journey with her son. We’ve become very dear friends. We started having conversations and met before filming began, and she was so open, and so enthusiastic about telling Zach’s story. It was a really beautiful experience.”

“Clouds” was acquired from Warner Bros. to debut on Disney+ as the coronavirus pandemic affected theatrical exhibition of new films. “I’m grateful to be at this different level where I’m telling different stories than I was 20 years ago,” Campbell notes.

A familiar one is in her immediate future, though: She’ll play  “Scream’s” Sidney Prescott again in a fifth installment of the horror-movie franchise. “I hadn’t been certain about doing it without Wes (late filmmaker Craven),” Campbell allows, “but these directors are very committed to honoring him.”


Birthdate: Oct. 3, 1973

Birthplace: Guelph, Ont., Canada

Current residence: Los Angeles

Marital status: Campbell and her boyfriend have a son and an adopted son

Other television credits include: “House of Cards,” “Manhattan,” “Welcome to Sweden,” “Mad Men,” “An Amish Murder,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Titanic: Blood and Steel,” “The Simpsons” (voice only), “The Philanthropist,” “Medium,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Canterville Ghost,” “MADtv,” “Party of Five,” “Kung Fu: The Legend Continues,” “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” “The Kids in the Hall”

Movie credits include: “Castle in the Ground,” “Hot Air,” “Skyscraper,” “Walter,” “The Glass Man,” “Scream 4,” “Partition,” “Relative Strangers,” “When Will I Be Loved,” “The Company,” “Lost Junction,” “Scream 3,” “Panic,” “Drowning Mona,” “Three to Tango,” ‘The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride” (voice only), “54,” “Wild Things,” “Scream 2,” “Scream,” “The Craft,” “Love Child”


Jay Bobbin

Jay Bobbin

Jay Bobbin has decades of experience covering the television and movie businesses, winning Tribune Media Services’ Crown Jewel Award in 2008 for his performance in the company. Over those many years of interviewing and writing, he has spoken with everyone from Robert De Niro and John Travolta to Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett … from Meryl Streep and Julie Andrews to Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.

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