Courteney Cox, David Arquette promote 'Scream 4' together after separation
Courteney Cox and David Arquette have recently appeared together at press events to promote their new movie "Scream 4," months after they separated.
The couple met on the set of the first "Scream" film in the horror franchise, which was released in 1996. Arquette, 39, and Cox, 46, married in June 1999 and have a 6-year-old daughter named Coco.
Cox reprises her role of journalist-turned author Gale Weathers and Arquette plays her husband, police officer Dwight "Dewey" Riley. The two filmed "Scream 4" last summer and talked about the movie in a joint video interview recently released by its studio, Dimension Films.
"She's just going through a major writer's block," Cox said about her character. "She's written six 'Stab' books and now she's got nothing. She's in this small town of Woodsboro, to which she moved to be with Dewey. She's pretty unhappy and she's not that pleased with him and it's just kind of, life's dull. And then some murders happen and just reignites everything about her. She's excited."
"We had such a great time making the first three and I think it's been long enough to where people want to see what happens or see it all over again," Cox added. "It's going to have a whole new group of fans, though, because the people who watched the first three are now our age. We have a crop of young kids in this movie."
In "Scream 4," set for release on April 15, Neve Campbell reprises her role as Sidney Prescott. Others who appear in the film include Kristen Bell, Emma Roberts, "Heroes" actress Hayden Panettiere, "Mad Men" and "Community" star Alison Brie, Adam Brody of "The O.C." and Rory Culkin, brother of Macaulay Culkin.
Cox and Arquette announced in October 2010 they had agreed to a trial separation. In January, Arquette underwent treatment for alcohol addiction. It reported that he and Cox have recently spent time together and may have reconciled.
Cox and Arquette recently gave separate interviews to broadcast media outlets to promote "Scream 4". However, the two appeared together at a press conference for it in Los Angeles. People magazine reported they "often looked at one another, smiled and shared a few quiet laughs."
Cox recently opened up about the separation in an interview with Harper's Bazaar.
Referring to his brief fling with a cocktail waitress, she said Arquette "did nothing that wasn't in the boundaries of what we set for our separation, so there's nothing to judge," adding: "I may not have known about it, but that's the only difference."
Arquette had appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in February and said that he would love to "work out" his marriage to Cox but wants her to be happy, even if it is not with him.Check out the trailer for "Scream 4", below.