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A lot of folks are excited about the new Halloween movie, and it seems to be because Jamie Lee Curtis is back to reprise her role as Laurie Strode and kick some Michael Myers butt.
Jamie, along with her co-stars Andi Matichak and Judy Greer, who play her granddaughter and daughter, spoke with People magazine. They talked about the new movie and the role it plays in the age of Me Too and Times Up.
The 59-year-old actress, who has been a vocal supporter of victims, told the magazine that “Ultimately as we are learning in so many areas, women are trying to take back the narrative in their own lives from men who have abused them, in myriad ways. And this is just one example of it.” This mirrors the comments she made at San Diego Comic Con back in July.
As for the evolution of her character Laurie, from a tormented teen to a gun-toting grandma out for revenge, she said:
“I don’t know if 40 years ago I would have ever thought that Laurie Strode would have a daughter, let alone a granddaughter. I just don’t think I ever took it that far. Trauma is a generational disease because it affects everybody in the family. So that’s what I think is so exciting about [this film]. They’ve explored that through the relationships between mother, daughter, granddaughter.”
Judy added that it’s great that audiences will see Laurie showing “no fear” in the new film, telling Jamie, “I think you’re kicking all of the ass now and you’re trying to take control of the situation.” Have I mentioned how excited I am that Judy Greer is in this movie?
I am a big fan of films with strong female characters, and I have a feeling that I am going to love this movie. Jamie is truly one of my personal heroes and inspirations – and I know she’s got “control of the situation.”