“This role has given me the creative life I have, it’s given me opportunities, it gave me a safe group of friends and fans who support the work I do.” – Jamie Lee Curtis on Laurie Strode
Jamie Lee Curtis once again steps into the shoes of Laurie Strode to battle the sadistic serial killer Michael Meyers. She joins a cast including Judy Greer (Thirteen Going on Thirty) and Andi Matichak (Making It: The Series) in a terrifying horror installment directed by David Gordon Green (Stronger, Pineapple Express).
Halloween ignores the many films that have come after the original 1978 film and takes place forty years after the first film. The grisly serial killer Michael Meyers is about to be transferred to a different prison and escapes, alarming the town of Haddonfield on Halloween evening, and particularly Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). Strode is the only survivor from the original murderous night and has spent a lifetime preparing to defend herself and her family. She joins her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) to kill Michael Meyers and end the curse of the “boogyman”.
Jamie Lee Curtis stepped into the iconic role of Laurie Strode forty years ago. Shot as a low-budget slasher film, the movie has been beyond successful with over $300 million grossed at the box office and eleven films in total. Curtis also plays the role of Joan Day on TV’s hit show New Girl, and will star in next years’ Senior Entourage and Spychosis.
FilmInside met with Jamie Lee Curtis to discuss the making of Halloween. Curtis opens up about the original film, the role of horror icon Laurie Strode, the actual holiday Halloween, and more. “To be the queen of anything when you’re struggling to be noticed, to try to do the work you do, you don’t really know what it is you do but you love doing it,” says Curtis. “It’s a weird world we do as actors.” To see more of what Jamie Lee Curtis has to say about Halloween, watch our exclusive video interview below.
Here is the trailer: