Published: Sat, October 13, 2018

A New Halloween Movie Could Not Have Happened Without Jamie Lee Curtis

A New Halloween Movie Could Not Have Happened Without Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis on Wednesday fired back at a Fox News article that painted her as a hypocrite on guns because she pretends to use them in her movies but advocates for gun control in real life.

Ms. Curtis responded to the claim in an interview with USA Today, calling it "silly" to suggest she doesn't believe in responsible gun ownership. She was "one of several Hollywood actors who use firearms in their films while preaching against them away from the set", it added. Although if Jamie Lee Curtis is ever being stalked by a vicious serial killer in real life, she too, may opt to reach for a gun. Curtis is joined in the film by Judy Greer who plays Karen Strode, the daughter of Curtis' character, and Andi Matichak (Orange Is the New Black, Underground) who plays Allyson, the granddaughter of Laurie Strode. "If you have a bevy of armed security officers protecting you, maybe you shouldn't be trying to strip Second Amendment rights from law-abiding citizens". And have absolutely no problem with people owning firearms if they have been trained, licensed, a background check has been conducted, a pause button has been pushed to give time for that process to take place.

The Hollywood scream queen this week sparked debate over the contrast between her public statements on gun policy and her on-screen firearm use. "For instance, I fully support an assault weapon ban, I fully support a bump stock ban", she continues. But neither of those things are supporting a ban on guns.

"On top of that, she urged the "Halloween" filmmakers to be cognizant of sensible gun ownership in developing her character for the upcoming film".


Twitter users by the thousands are pointing out that playing a fictional character with morals that may differ from her own is Curtis's job as an actress. "And I think there were myriad types of firearms that could have been used in the movie". Lucky they don't need a license in Halloween or they might end up easy victims for Michael Meyers.

What do you think of the Curtis versus Fox conflict?

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Debuting on October 19, the latest Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script written with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley.

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