In “Halloween Ends,” Jamie Lee Curtis Says Goodbye to Laurie Strode. “She is My Heirloom”
When Jamie Lee Curtis walked the black carpet outside of the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday night for the world premiere of “Halloween Ends,” she was less than 24 hours away from a hand and footprint ceremony on Wednesday morning, which would cement her place in Hollywood history even more than it already was. The ceremony was scheduled to take place on Wednesday morning.
Curtis expressed his excitement and honour at the prospect of having his likeness engraved into the stone that surrounds the theatre to the publication Variety. “Everyone who is important to me—my family, my friends, my employees, my collaborators, and the rest of the artistic community—will be there with me. Since I’m an artist, you can consider this to be my work. I never in a million years imagined that I would be an actor. My goal was to join the police force. Consequently, the fact that I get to work as an actor and create such wonderful art is very meaningful to me.
The back-to-back events marked the end of an emotional world tour for the “scream queen” as she says goodbye to Laurie Strode, a character she has played for 44 years, beginning with John Carpenter’s original “Halloween” in 1978. Since then, she has appeared in numerous sequels, remakes, and reboots of the franchise. Over the course of the past two weeks, she has been ruminating about the character’s history and the significance that fans have attributed to her.
“It is well knowledge that Laurie Strode was the first “final girl” because she never gave up and always continued on no matter what the circumstances were. Curtis expressed his disbelief by saying, “I can’t believe that’s what I’m leaving behind.” I don’t think I’ve given up, and I haven’t stopped trying, but Laurie Strode has worked much harder than I have.
After that, she continued by saying, “What I’ve learnt from her is a lot more than what she’s learned from me. Because once I pass away, I will ensure that her legacy is carried on. Now I have my children, who are the most important things in my life, and it is a really significant development.
But in the movies, she is my legacy, and I couldn’t be prouder of any other legacy, unless it was Mother Teresa or Nelson Mandela or someone similar to that. In the movies, she is my legacy. However, if I had to play a role in a movie, Laurie Strode would be the one I’d choose every time.
On October 14, “Halloween Ends” will be released both in cinemas and on Peacock.
At the premiere, Curtis was joined by her co-stars, including Andi Matichak, Kyle Richards, Rohan Campbell, James Jude Courtney, Omar Dorsey, Joanne Baron, and Michael Barbieri, as well as the director of the film, David Gordon Green. They all discussed the impact that Curtis had on them.
Matichak remarked that he had never experienced anything like that. “Getting to go on Jamie Lee’s last ride and watch her take her last steps as Laurie Strode and walk with her as she takes the most exquisite bow I think you could for a character… Getting to go on Jamie Lee’s last ride. Getting to go on Jamie Lee’s last ride. Getting to go on Jamie Lee’s last ride She does her so much credit in this movie, especially considering the amount of depth that she offers this.”
In the remake trilogy, Courtney has played “The Shape,” also known as Michael Myers, while Curtis has taken over the role of Strode. He described what it was like filming the climactic fight between the two of them for this movie. He hinted, “It was strong, dark, violent, sensuous, and an insane release of agony and anguish, an extraordinary release.” “It was an incredible release,” he said. “It was an awesome release.”
When asked to describe Curtis herself, he offered the characterization that has since become his standard one: “She is a poster child for a powerful woman.” And since she is powerful, she has been able to bestow that same quality on a complete family as well as an entire group of people.
Richards witnessed Curtis’ transformation in the role of Michael Myers firsthand after starring in the 1978 film “Halloween” and developing a close friendship with the actor in the years that followed (a friendship that ultimately led to Curtis making a couple of special guest appearances on this season’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”).
“In earlier movies, you’d see Freddy Krueger or Jason, but you didn’t really know who you were up against,” Richards said. “In this movie, you know exactly who you’re up against.” People care so deeply about Laurie and Michael because of what Jamie Lee Curtis did with them and what she contributed to these movies and Laurie. This is because Jamie Lee Curtis played Laurie in the movies. She is just such a good person, and I believe that everyone is aware of this fact. You just want to be in her presence and keep in constant contact with her.
Inside the theatre, Green surprised Curtis by presenting her with a video tribute from a group of horror actors and fellow “final girls,” including Toni Collette (“Hereditary,” “The Sixth Sense,” and Curtis’ co-star in “Knives Out”), Naomi Watts (“The Ring” franchise), Heather Langenkamp (“Nightmare on Elm Street”), Abigail Breslin (“Scream Queens”), Katie Cassidy (“A Nightmare on
“I don’t think I’ve ever worked with somebody on set who is more committed, passionate, and in some ways alive. You inspire me,” Collette said. “We’ve gone from one terrifying woman to another. You are the most terrifying individual in the entire universe. Watts continued by saying, “I am so happy that you get to enjoy tonight and that everyone else does, as well.”