Entertainment Movies Jasmin Savoy Brown Says 'It Feels Right' to Be First LGBTQ Final Girl of Color in 'Scream' Franchise "I want more of it," Jasmin Savoy Brown told PEOPLE at the 33rd GLAAD Media Awards of breaking barriers after making her Scream debut earlier this year in the franchise's fifth installment By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 3, 2022 04:38 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Jasmin Savoy Brown in 'Scream'. Photo: Brownie Harris/Paramount Pictures Jasmin Savoy Brown is the scream queen we've been waiting for. The Scream actress, 28, told PEOPLE it was "exciting and humbling" to be the first LGBTQ woman of color to become a final girl in the horror franchise as she hit the red carpet at Saturday's 33rd GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills. "It just felt right. All of these milestones that I get to be a part of, what makes them so exciting for me is it doesn't feel like that big of a deal, because this is just who I am," she explained. "So playing a queer woman of color is just playing a person like myself. There's nothing that epic about me." "We just haven't seen this in those roles very much, so it feels right and I want more of it. And it's very humbling," Brown added. Kacey Musgraves Says She Would 'Jump in Front of a Moving Train' for the LGBTQ Community She made her debut in the franchise's fifth installment, which premiered earlier this year, playing Mindy Meeks-Martin, a queer film nerd and niece of Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy), who appeared in both Scream and Scream 2. Paramount and Spyglass announced in February that another Scream sequel is officially in the works. Stefanie Keenan/Getty Brown has had a busy year, releasing the debut single "Orange Wine" from her upcoming EP East LA in January, in addition to starring in Showtime's Yellowjackets, which was nominated for outstanding new TV series at Saturday's awards show. The actress has earned praise from LGBTQ fans for her performance as the young Taissa Turner, a high school soccer player whose team becomes stranded in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash in 1996. Amid the show's dark storylines, Tai shares an endearing romance with her teammate, Van (Liv Hewson). Superstore's Nico Santos and Survivor's Zeke Smith Get Engaged at GLAAD Media Awards "It just feels like not a big deal, which it isn't. And I think that's what makes our characters so loved, is they're 3D, fully functioning human beings who aren't described by their sexuality, and that's just like a plus," Brown noted. "So, it's cool that people love that." RELATED VIDEO: Jack Quaid Says He 'Never Knew' the New Scream Killer's Identity: "We All Had Different Scripts" Hewson, 26, who walked the red carpet with Brown and their costars, echoed the sentiment. "We care about it so much and it's so close to our hearts," they said. "And it's lovely to see that reflected back at us by people responding to it. I'm proud of it, honestly." As they prepare to film season 2 of Yellowjackets, Brown teased that Hewson might also appear in her next music video.