Courteney Cox has revealed that her infamous hairstyle in Scream 3 still haunts her more than 20 years after the film’s release.

Appearing as reporter Gale Weathers in all five Scream movies, Courteney has become synonymous with the iconic franchise.

Fans of the horror films will know about her character’s varying hairstyles all too well – especially the somewhat short bangs she donned in the conclusion of the original trilogy.

In an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show on 10 January alongside Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott) and David Arquette (Dewey Riley), Courteney told the story of how the bangs came to be.

“Each Scream I would try to come up for a different look for her [Gale] that was just over the top gross, or ugly, or too much,” she explained.

Neve quickly interrupted her to remind her co-star of “the bangs.”

“Oh, well that was the worst,” Courteney said. “I don’t want to, I forgot about that! There’s nothing worse.”

The 57-year-old revealed that the look still haunts her more than two decades later.

She added: “That was a big lesson in life because that will forever be on film and I, we only had one set! One set of bangs! And I remember they were cut on the set.”

The former Friends actress explained that the hair piece was meant to be fitted much further back on her head than they were when someone “started cutting” them a little too high.

“I went, ‘Well I don’t have a choice now!’ and that’s why,” Courteney concluded.

Neve then joked about the look with her castmate, who she has appeared in all five Scream movies alongside since the first in 1996.

She laughed: “I think I remember that day because we were all like, ‘No, they’re good… Really!’”

Courteney added that they were the “highest place” they could be on her head before all three of them shared a laugh with Drew.

Scream 5 will be released on 14 January 2022.