‘Halloween Ends’ star Jamie Lee Curtis says ‘endings are a bitch, but so is Laurie Strode’

‘Halloween Ends’ star Jamie Lee Curtis says ‘endings are a bitch, but so is Laurie Strode’

The actress spoke about the Halloween franchise in conversation with Drew Barrymore at New York Comic Con.

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Jamie Lee Curtis hit New York Comic Con on Saturday evening like a besuited, silver-haired, foul-mouthed — and at times emotional — tornado.

The actress was interviewed at the event by talk show host and Scream actress Drew Barrymore, and spoke at length about her involvement with the Halloween franchise, from John Carpenter’s original 1978 slasher film to the upcoming Halloween Ends (out Oct. 14). The film, directed by David Gordon Green will reportedly see Curtis play Laurie Strode’s last role. Curtis stated that endings are a bitch at the beginning of the panel. “But so is Laurie Strode.” “

Asked by Barrymore about originating her iconic final girl role in Carpenter’s 1978 film, Curtis replied, “So, when I was 19, I was not like Laurie Strode. Laurie Strode was an actor. You know, you would have hired us to play Linda (the role portrayed by P.J. Soles in the movie. I was a little snarky, and a little promiscuous, but I wasn’t Laurie Strode. It was an acting role, which was what I found most remarkable. She didn’t look like my mother, she didn’t dress like me and she didn’t think like mine. I barely made it to high school. She was the valedictorian in her class. I had a great opportunity to be an actor. This was the first time I had this opportunity. That was a great experience for me. “

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‘Halloween’ queen Jamie Lee Curtis as Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in the original film.

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Curtis also told Barrymore and the audience that the actress and her signature character had become much more similar over time.

” At this point, Jamie is now woven with Laurie. She said, her voice cracking, “There is no separation.” Laurie Strode would be my best friend. Nothing. I wouldn’t have a job. I wouldn’t have a career.

” I didn’t know it at the time, but I do now.” she said. “You know one of these days, hopefully not tomorrow, but, you know, I’m 64, do the math, it’s not in my favor, sooner than later, it’s going to say three words: ‘Halloween actress dies.’ It is the permanent ink of every day of my life. “

Halloween Ends , Curtis said the film was about “how we treat one another.” It’s about Laurie Strode, an innocent victim who was brutalized by Michael Myers. It just shows… what violence does. These movies are more than Michael Myers and Laurie Strade. They’re about us. ”

Halloween Ends premieres in theaters and on Peacock Oct. 14. Below is the trailer.

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