Jamie Lee Curtis is a name synonomus with a certain fall holiday thanks to her starring in John Carpenter‘s classic horror film, Halloween. She played Laurie Strode, who pretty much set the tone for female leads in horror films for generations to come. Imagine fans’ delight when it was revealed that she was returning to the fold for David Gordon‘s Blumhouse 2018 true sequel, also titled Halloween.
The teases and trailers have been everything we could hope for, and the early reviews are promising. Pretty much everyone is saying it’s of course not as good as the original, but right up there in spot 2 or 3 for best sequel.
In the October issue of Entertainment Weekly, we get a cover feature story of Jamie Lee, as well as some AMAZING photos and stories of her time with the 2018 film:
“For Laurie Strode, Michael Myers is her sole focus. For a lot of people, out of sight, out of mind. For her, out of sight, out of her mind. She is out of her mind! Because she knows that Michael Myers is a threat, and no one else seems to take him so,” Curtis says.
“The first movie, I was running more, In this movie, I’m hunting more.”
In the interview EW posted a snippet of, Curtis reveals that she had an emotional response to the first day of filming:
“I started crying the day I arrived. I didn’t stop crying until the day I left. I didn’t expect it. I knew [Laurie] would be fierce, I knew she’d be galvanized, I knew I’d be tired, I knew I would work hard. I did not know that it would move me so deeply, the whole experience of the movie. It took me a good month [to recover].”
She also cracked her rib in filming the final sequence of the new film, saying
“I cracked my rib [shooting] those last sequences. By the end of that sequence, not just the stuntman was taking Advil. We all were taking lots of Advil. I mean, obviously, there were stunt people involved but all of the fighting is all me. Or a great, great great majority of it is.”
Halloween is set to open in theaters on October 19th, 2018.