Jamie Lee Curtis was born in Los Angeles, California, on 22nd November 1958. Born to Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, Jamie Lee Curtis started acting at a young age. She has been featured in numerous movies and is famous for her role in the Fox TV series and the Halloween franchise.
She recently had an interview with NME about the movies and how they impacted her life. She first appeared in the Halloween franchise for the first movie in 1978. She played the role of a bruised and bloody babysitter that gave her unexpected fame overnight.
She appeared in ‘Halloween II,’ the sequel two years later, and ‘Halloween H20; Halloween: Resurrection,’ a reboot of the first movie. However, these two releases did not perform as well as the first one, and the team continued attempting to bring the franchise back with no success.
While Jamie Lee Curtis did not want to work on another ‘Halloween’ movie, she received a call from Jake Gyllenhaal in 2017. Gyllenhall is her godson whom she has known since he was little and had worked with David Gordon Green, the director of ‘Stronger.’
Director Green wanted to talk to her about the movie, but she wasn’t ready to talk about it until she read the script. When she received the script a week later, she said that Green had included indie drama in the horror film, making it more emotional than any other version of the movie she had worked on.
She read the script in an hour and called the director, confirming she wanted to be part of it. It was one of the best decisions she made because it broke a record of having the highest-grossing opening weekend for a movie with a female lead in over 55 years.
It was later picked up for two more chapters, which Curtis had not planned. She said that nobody had planned for a trilogy when they started filming, and she did not think she would pull it off.
‘Halloween Kills’ was the second movie whose climax was when Laurie lost Karen, her only daughter. Their relationship allowed Green to include some emotional moments, but Karen’s death leaves Karen vulnerable, where the third movie begins.
‘Halloween Ends’ is the third movie, and they marketed it as ‘her last stand.’ Even after her last encounter with Michael Myers four years ago, Karen is still writing her memoir and enjoying time with her grandchildren until, like many times before, he gets in the way again.
Curtis married Christopher Guest, the ‘Spinal Tap’ actor, for 37 years. While she has been in the industry for a long time, she has not significantly changed her inner team.
Since she has played the character of Laurie several times since 1978, she says she gives it her all each time and has remained loyal to Laurie since the first movie, and it is something she will look back on and always consider good quality. She added that she once read that Los Angeles was a city of regrets and novelties, and she is always proud when she meets big stars with their first agents.
Despite her long and successful career, Curtis says getting roles has not always been easy. After her breakthrough in 1978, other Jamie Lee Curtis movies included ‘The Fog‘ in 1980, ‘Trading Places’ in 1983, ‘A Fish Called Wanda’ in 1988, ‘True Lies’ in 1994, ‘Freaky Friday’ in 2003, and ‘Christmas With The Kranks in 2004.
When asked about the new ‘Halloween’ movies, she said they changed her life as much as the first movie did. She said they opened new doors for her and enabled her to build a whole career at 64 years. She is now an active boss, producer, director, writer, and creative partner. She added that it gave her a chance to interact with artists in a manner she wanted.
Her role as Linda Drysdale in ‘Knives Out’ gave her another franchise, and she is also on the ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ team. Her Creative renaissance is nowhere close to over because after ‘Halloween Ends’ she will appear in the ‘Haunted mansion’ remake alongside Jared Leto.
She will also be in ‘Spychosis,’ an action drama, and ‘Borderlands, a video game adaptation alongside Kevin Hart, Cate Blanchett, and Jack Black. While she has always considered herself an incredible collaborator, Curtis says she did not expect such a level of success at her age.
When asked what her coming weeks will look like, Curtis said she has to finish opening ‘Halloween Ends,’ including media stops in Mexico and Ireland. She also has to attend some premiers, see her family a few times, and make up for lost time with her dog.