Are you a fan of the Scary Movie franchise? If so, you may have noticed a familiar face in the first installment of the series. That’s right, it’s none other than Prince!
Now, before you get too excited, let’s clarify that Prince didn’t actually appear in the movie himself. However, his music did make an appearance in one of the film’s most memorable scenes.
In case you need a refresher, Scary Movie is a parody of popular horror movies from the late 90s and early 2000s. The film features a group of teenagers who are being stalked by a masked killer. One of the most iconic scenes in the movie involves Cindy Campbell (played by Anna Faris) attempting to escape from the killer by running through various rooms in her house.
It’s during this scene that Prince’s hit song “I Wanna Be Your Lover” plays in the background. The song serves as a hilarious contrast to the tense situation, and it’s hard not to laugh as Cindy frantically tries to find an escape route while Prince sings about wanting to be someone’s lover.
So why did Scary Movie include a Prince song? It turns out that director Keenen Ivory Wayans is a big fan of the musician and wanted to pay homage to him in some way. In an interview with MTV News, Wayans said that he chose “I Wanna Be Your Lover” specifically because it was one of his favorite songs.
But that’s not all! The Scary Movie franchise continued its love affair with Prince in later films as well. In Scary Movie 3, another one of his songs – “Kiss” – was used during a dance sequence between Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards.
So there you have it – while Prince may not have actually appeared on screen in Scary Movie, his music certainly made an impact on the series. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good Prince song?
If you’re a fan of the musician, be sure to keep an ear out for his music in other movies and TV shows. You never know where he might show up next!