Curtis starred in the 1978 original
Jamie Lee Curtis has revealed that she would like to star in another Halloween movie, once again reprising her role as Laurie Strode.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Curtis said she had “no idea” what was happening with the sequel but that she would be “happy to do it.”
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Curtis reprised her role as Strode recently in Halloween (2018) and has appeared in several sequels as well as the iconic 1978 original.
Speaking about the film, Curtis added: “This was an extraordinary experience…David [Gordon Green] was a fantastic director, writer, but obviously this 2018, 40th anniversary, was Laurie’s story, and obviously there are now other people’s stories that would need to get told.”
She continued: “But Laurie’s story was told beautifully this year, and I would have no way of knowing how they would incorporate her into [the] future.”
Speaking to NME on the fortieth anniversary of the original Halloween movie, Curtis said that the latest version of the franchise came into her life after a call from actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
“I was on vacation. It involved my husband and golf, mountains and fresh air. And the phone rang and Jake Gyllenhaal, who starred in David’s (Gordon Green) amazing movie Stronger, who I’ve known since he was a wee lad…
“He called me and said, ‘I’ve just finished this movie with this dude and he’s really cool, it was a very good creative experience for me and he wants to talk to you about a Halloween movie, will you talk to him? That was it. Called him. He tried to pitch me, he tried to explain.”
She also spoke about reading the original Halloween script in 1978. “With the original Halloween, I didn’t care what the movie was. All I can tell you is that the name Laurie was on every single page of that script, and I had done a show where there were 13 regulars on a half hour show where the women each got one line a week or two.”
Reviewing the last Halloween film, NME wrote: “Curtis has always been terrific in the role of Laurie Strode, the best ‘victim’ in horror, and it’s true again here, even if the script doesn’t give us a lot beneath the warrior shell she’s forged for herself.
“If this is her final Halloween film, and that’s far from a safe bet, it’s a fitting goodbye. It’s not a match for her first outing, and it was never likely to be, but 40 years on it’s the closest any sequel has come.”