by lori
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Neve Campbell has a new television role as an eco-warrior who wants to save the planet. I’ll watch it as long as that creepy Scream mask doesn’t show up anywhere!  England’s BBC has this new drama coming out called Burn Up. The British two-parter is being filmed in Canada, where Campbell will portray Holly who works for a British Oil company’s renewable energy division. Holly is committed to creating change and doing good for the environment, but…duhm duhm duhm duhm (scary music sound) the company only hired her to greenwash their image!  Bastards! Then Holly goes and falls in love with her boss at the evil oil giant. Sorry, I’m getting way too into this. (You can see our previous take on the hilarious trailer for this film here.)

Neve is into it too because she’s really worried about the environment, so much that she’s not decided yet on becoming a mom.

“I’m really not sure about having kids. Maybe I’ll shift my view in a couple of years,” she says. “People say things like, ‘You could have the child who makes a big difference to the planet, but we’re not talking about changes happening to the planet in 50 years. It’s more likely to be 20 years and we’re going to be in a mess. Part of me thinks it is not necessarily fair to bring kids into a world like that. It seems selfish to and it is something I have struggled with for the past few years.”

The BBC Press Release describes this show as a “provocative drama set in the real-life context of climate change.” Cool.


  • jaxin

    I sadly, agree with Neve. Until someone is certain of where we’re headed, I don’t think it’s a good idea to bring a child into a world that may just end up being full of (more) suffering.

    Not to mention the increasing world population causing strain on the planet is part of the problem.

  • TheStylishVegan

    Bravo, Ms. Campbell! It’s wonderful that you have made this decision. Remember, you are not being selfish. The ones who elect to bring children into the world as more potential burden to the already fragile ecosystem, are the selfish ones.

    As far as the idiotic, “you could give birth to someone who changes the world” lunacy, go buy a lotto ticket instead. Your odds of winning that lottery versus the absolutely, infinitely remote chance that your offspring will change the world are much, much better.

    And if you lose the lottery, you’re out a couple of bucks. Just another kid to stretch resources further? Well, you get the picture.

    I applaud you, Neve!


  • yvonne

    My friend even asked me last night if I wanted to have children. I said, “It all depends on the future of our planet.” And it truly upsets me that this is my mind frame at TWENTY FIVE! I have felt this way for quite sometime though.

    It wasn’t until a few months ago when someone struck a chord and said, “What if we do turn things around? Your child could be one more who survived in the world.”

    I feel very, very maternal and want nothing more than to know what giving birth and raising my own child would be like. BUT I do see the downside of it all. Do I really want to bring a child into this world, in the condition it is in and where we are heading? I will most definitely adopt first and take care of a child who needs it.

  • Yvette France

    I agree with Neve Campbell 100% She is so right. I thought I was the only one that had this type of attitude. Some people maybe even thought I was crazy but I am not. Only people that are materialistic and worldly only care about the things of this wicked earth.

    From all of the evil, pain, and hardships I have experienced in this sin sick, sin infested earth, I will never bring innocent beings into such an evil miserable planet. I think that it is very selfish and wrong, because I don’t want to be here myself. Anyone with common sense know that this world is evil, full of selfishness, prejudice, greed, lust, lies, and anything else miserable that can be thought of you name it.

    People are having children and don’t want them, they become tired of them and complain. Children do not ask to come here, they are brought here by two selfish people that fuck each others brains out, and later complain about something that they brought into the world that is their own stupid fault.

    Bringing children into a world like this is word, and is selfish. All theses whores do is make another play mate or victim for Satan to play with and torment. That is why this world is the devils lay ground, because he know that gullible idiots keep birthing more children that he can attack!

    For me, I will never bring any children into this place. It is evil, and very sick.

  • Katiushka

    She is so right, and I am glad to see I am not the only one who has the same thoughts, babies are not anything, they are something really important, and reality sometimes can shock some of them, so it `s important to think how they will feel in a world like this before bringing them to this world.

  • Yvette France

    Amen Katiushka! You have lots of common and are very wise! I agree with you too! These dummies need to stop bringing innocent souls into this sick demonic place. This world is evil, wicked, forsaken, and condemned to the core.

  • ara

    Can’t we all see the cruelty in the “you could birth a child who changes/saves the world” cliché. Do you really think it’s fair to bring a child into a cursed, dying world with the burden on their back of being forced to “save” it? Really there is no need to save this planet, it’s been on life support for ages and it’s well past time to let it go. And if you want to try to save it, take that burden upon your own back, do not create a child and throw the burden on their back.