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Jamie Lee Curtis talks Halloween Ends on Greatest Hits Radio

Jamie Lee Curtis was Jackie Brambles guest on Greatest Hits Radio earlier.

The Hollywood actress spoke about her latest outing as Halloween’s Laurie Strode in Halloween Ends and her Hollywood career of nearly five decades.

Jackie asked Jamie why she wanted to revisit Laurie Strode, the character she first played in the Halloween franchise 44 years ago?

“I decided to do the film in 2018 as it was 40 years later and Laurie was a very different person to the one she was in 1978,” Jamie replied. And that’s what the result of that kind of violence yields – someone who lives behind a chain link fence.

“I’ve loved the evolution of Laurie and I think it’s been a very intelligent interpretation and has ignited an entirely new cadre of fans of Laurie Strode in a shocking way. There are 15-year-olds who are astonished by me and I’m 64 years old. It’s been career-altering and life-altering for sure,” she said.

Jamie admitted that she won’t watch horror films because they are nasty, horrible, terrible and dreadful.

“But if you like them,” she added, “I suggest you go and see this one as it’s a really exciting ending to 44 years of the inevitable battle between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers.

“It’s scary, which is what it’s supposed to be; it’s thrilling which it’s supposed to be and it’s sad which it’s supposed to be. It’s got all of the elements that you would want and it says something about us as a society – which is that we’re monsters!”

Jamie also revealed to Jackie that it took a while for her to feel comfortable with herself, saying that it’s been hard earned.

“There’s been some bad haircuts, some patterns I wish I hadn’t worn and some people I maybe wish I hadn’t slept with,” she revealed.

Continuing, Jamie said: “There are mistakes, we make them and we learn.

“Life is like a Guess Who? game and you keep omitting the things that you’ve tried that don’t work for you and all of a sudden what emerges is who you are.

“I am the short haired woman, who wears glasses and monochrome, and I have a very clear idea of who I am.”

She admitted it’s taken some time to find her own mind and says she open, curious and not afraid to say she’s wrong.

You can listen to the full interview with Jamie Lee Curtis speaking to Jackie Brambles on the Greatest Hits Radio app and the station website, it also includes her talking about having an eclectic music taste and being a little obsessed with Florence and the Machine at the moment.

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