Jamie Lee Curtis may be one of the world’s first scream queens, but that doesn’t mean she enjoys horror movies.
In fact, a new interview with NME reports that the actress doesn’t like scary movies at all.
In a promotional run for the upcoming Halloween movie, Curtis talked with NME where she discussed the film and how she got involved with not only Blumhouse’s version of Halloween but the 1978 film with John Carpenter as well.
As she’s talking about how the original John Carpenter film came into her life (which, she notes, was thanks to her getting fired from a previous job.)
At one point during the interview, she and NME’s Darren Scott discuss a somewhat known fact about Curtis: she doesn’t like horror movies.
“I do not like horror movies. I do not say this for a joke, although it gets a laugh, I really don’t. There’s nothing I like about being scared,” Curtis said to NME. “I mean, fucking Aladdin scared me. I’m not joking! You know when Jafar becomes a dragon? With his red eyes and stuff? That shit scared me.”
We find it hard to believe that the woman who faces off against the Michael Myers is afraid of any scary movie, but we can’t really blame her…horror movies are pretty scary.
Halloween movie, what we know so far:
“The Shape” has finally made his long-awaited return, and besides the nightmares that he’s sure to bring, he’ll also be bringing scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis, the shape himself Nick Castle, and the mastermind behind it all, John Carpenter with him.
While we’re not sure what to expect from Myer’s new cat-like qualities, we do know that the film is going to feature one giant battle between the infamous slasher and his victim Laurie Strode.
The sequel follows a crew of filmmakers as they investigate the events of Halloween 1978. They enter the prison where Michael Myers is being held and taunt him with the famous mask. Myers escapes (with the mask, of course) and seeks revenge on Strode (who according to the new trailer is no longer Myers’ sister as the 1978 film implied).
Per the film’s official synopsis:
“Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”
Of course, the films have had a long history and with this film, it appears that fans will have to forget everything that happened in the franchise’s previous plot lines, including those of Rob Zombie‘s 2007 and 2009 remakes.
Be sure to watch the Halloween reboot when it hits theaters Oct. 19.