By Magdalena Tsanis
Madrid, Sep 28 (EFE).- The original Scream Queen and member of the Hollywood aristocracy, Jamie Lee Curtis says goodbye to Laurie Strode, the character to whom she owes her career, in Halloween Ends, the final chapter of one of the most popular horror sagas in cinema.
“I don’t think we want to see Laurie with a walker, and a cane, (…) I think it’s finished,” the American actress, who will turn 64 in November, tells Efe in an interview in Madrid.
“A lot of feelings came out but it’s a lot of feelings for a lot of reasons, it’s Laurie, sweet Laurie Strode, and her life and my life with her, how much people love her,” Curtis says.
Halloween Ends, the upcoming installment in the Halloween horror saga started by John Carpenter in 1978, brings a close to the latest trilogy directed by David Gordon Green.
Green’s first two films of the trilogy smashed the box office with Halloween (2018) making over $255 million worldwide and Halloween Kills (2021) another $131 million.
“Wherever I go, people love Laurie Strode, and when they love Laurie Strode they love me,” Curtis says.
“So I get this beautiful gift, of people’s feelings of protection about her that they give to me and so I walk around and a I feel that Laurie Strode energy and I love working with the people I work with, I love the making of it, I love the work, I love this, I love all of it,” she continues, adding that she has already cried a lot and will probably cry more saying goodbye to her character.
The plot of Halloween Ends takes place four years after the previous film. Laurie is living with her granddaughter and is finishing writing her memoirs. Michael Myers, the villain in the film, is nowhere to be found.
But when Corey Cunningham is accused of killing a child he was babysitting, a new cascade of violence is unleashed in Haddonfield, awakening old ghosts.
Regarding the current crisis in cinema, Curtis is not worried about the film and says comedy and horror always attracts audiences.
“Scary movies, particularly, and comedies benefit from the group experience, you laugh louder when other people laugh, you scream louder when other people scream, you cry harder when other people cry,” the actress says.
“It heightens the experience, and yet we live in a world where cinemas are still vibrant, there are plenty of examples of people that still want to go to movie theaters and see the movie on a big screen and enjoy that experience and we’ve seen the people want the at-home experience and I understand both.
“The beauty is we can now offer both and they are not mutually exclusive and we don’t have to become rigid and polarized about it because there are just people who won’t go to the theater ever again because of the pandemic and, just, violence in the world,” she says.
Halloween Ends will hit cinemas around the world on October 14. EFE