Jamie Lee Curtis calls the ending of Halloween Kills ‘extraordinary’
by Ana Walia | Thu, 14 Oct 2021 13:49:18 GMT
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Jamie Lee Curtis is an American actress and writer who, with her performances, has managed to acquire several accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998. The actress made her acting debut in John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ in 1978 as Laurie Strode, and after forty-three years, she is back on-screen as Laurie Strode in David Gordon Green’s "Halloween Kills".

According to Jamie, Gordon Green not only rediscovered her love for the Halloween franchise, but his vision has inspired the actress to write her screenplay for a horror movie, ‘Mother Nature’. Talking to the Hollywood Reporter, Jamie Lee Curtis stated, "Once again, David Gordon Green is prescient. The #MeToo movement, those brave women who first spoke to Ronan Farrow, happened at the beginning of October 2017, but Halloween (2018) was written way before that. "

During the costume party premiere of ‘Halloween Kills’, Jamie Lee Curtis appeared on the red carpet channelizing her mother, Janet Leigh’s iconic character in ‘Psycho’. Jamie wore a buttoned and belted light blue dress with a blonde wig. She completed her look with a blood-covered shower curtain on her one arm. Janet Leigh played the fictional character of Marion Crane. "I am honoring my beautiful late mama, Janet Leigh, but… it’s a little more meta than that. I am going as Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh in the movie Hitchcock. So it’s meta because we never knew what color Janet Leigh’s dress was because it was a black-and-white movie", said the actress at the costume premiere party.

When asked about the film, the critically acclaimed actress explained that it is an allegory for many things. "It’s very much a story of our times. It’s about people not listening, it’s a little about misinformation, it’s a lot about rage and trauma, rage and trauma colliding", she added. The actress keeps John Carpenter’s faith in her in high regard, stating that she wouldn’t have made a mark if she hadn’t been cast as Laurie Strode. The new movie, ‘Halloween Kills’ is focused on mob violence- the anger and disappointment felt by so many people, particularly in America.

The actress stressed that with Halloween Kills, the team taps into the crazy, beautiful, dark way, calling the movie ‘extraordinary’, especially the ending. Jamie mentioned that the horror genre has been reduced from the herd and was dubbed "B-movies," and was eventually dismissed as being not very good. But, Italian audience, critics, and their cinema, along with the Venice Film Festival, have always regarded the genre as equal to all other genres. Jamie Lee Curtis was also honored with a lifetime achievement award at the festival, and while accepting the honor, she did not forget to mention that she has more to accomplish. Jamie said, "It does seem weird to me because I have so much I still want to do, fingers crossed – back off, Covid! I feel incredibly vibrant and excited about all the opportunities that have come to me and the opportunities I have manifested."

Source: The New Yorker 

The 62-year-old actress said that Halloween Kills brings homages to 1978’s Halloween and Psycho. She also shared that she is now preparing for Gordon Green’s trilogy, ‘Halloween Ends’. Lee also discussed that she has been up for great parts and has been rejected by people and great directors. "It is the nature of being an artist. I don’t know why ‘Halloween’ and these movies and why all these years later I get to do this", she added. But she shares that she wakes up every day saying grace and thinks about "OK, great, let’s do it. What are we doing today? ’That’s how I do it. So I can’t intellectualize it. All I need to do is stay out of the f——g way."

The events of Halloween Kills pick up where 2018's Halloween left off, with Laurie Strode setting up a trap to finally put a stop to Michael Myers' (Courtney and Castle) reign of terror. Myers has managed to elude the trap once more, continuing his seemingly never-ending carnage. Laurie has been seriously injured and will have to travel to the hospital for treatment, but her determination to stop Michael will not stop there. Strode tries to start a fire in the inhabitants of Haddonfield, Illinois to stop Myers while he is in the hospital.  After being freed from the hospital, she teams up with her daughter, Karen Nelson (Greer), and a group of brave citizens to put a stop to Myers' decades-long murder spree. Halloween Kills is available in theaters on 15th October 2021.