Jamie Lee Curtis recently opened up about why she was so emotional during the entire filming of the latest Halloween sequel.
In just a few weeks, Jamie Lee Curtis returns to the role of Laurie Strode for the first time since 2002’s Halloween Resurrection. That latest installment of the iconic franchise, simply titled Halloween, features an aged Laurie revisiting her greatest demon, Michael Myers, 40 years after the events of the first film. This new installment will erase all previous entries of the franchise and acts as a true sequel to the original John Carpenter classic. From the sound of the early buzz after the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, it seems the film has perfectly delivered on doing just that.
Though Laurie’s arc in the new film may seem familiar to fans of the franchise who have seen Halloween: H20, the way Curtis describes the film makes it seem as though fans are in for a much more emotional journey this time around. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Curtis opened up about crying upon arriving to set for the first day of shooting.
“I started crying the day I arrived.”
The crying didn’t stop there though. Curtis went on to reveal why the shooting of Halloween had her emotional until the final day of shooting.
“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].”
If you thought Curtis was just doing this film for a cash grab, these recent comments make it feel as though she’s really in the role and taking it seriously this time, as opposed to the unceremonious end that her character succumbed to in Resurrection. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Halloween as more information becomes available. Are you excited for the latest return of Michael Myers? Did Curtis comments change your expectations for the film? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Directed by David Gordon Green from a script co-written with Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride, Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Miles Robbins, Dylan Arnold, Drew Scheid and Nick Castle. John Carpenter returns to serve as executive producer and creative consultant on the project in addition to his duties as the composer of the film’s score.
Halloween will be released in theaters October 19, 2018.
Source: Entertainment Weekly