Jamie Lee Curtis Reveals The 'Secret Sauce' That Helped Her During Knives Out And Other Hollywood Films
Jamie Lee Curtis has a not-so-secret trick while filming movies like Knives Out and Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis has had a long and wildly successful career, dating back to John Carpenter's 1978 original Halloween movie. She’s had a serious renaissance over the last few years, leading up to her first Academy Award nomination for Everything Everywhere All at Once. On top of her talents as an actress, Curtis is also known for her advocacy work and sparkling personality. And she recently revealed the "secret sauce" that’s helped her during Knives Out and other Hollywood films.
Jamie Lee Curtis has been keeping super busy over the last few years, with a variety of exciting projects in addition to a new trilogy of Halloween movies. Chief among them was Rian Johnson’s whodunnit Knives Out, which has since grown into a full-blown franchise. She recently spoke to Insider about a not-so-secret strategy that she uses while on set, saying:
Well, there you have it. While plenty of actors use their trailers to have either rest or preparation while filming, Jamie Lee Curtis does the opposite. She’d rather be closer to the set while working on projects like Disney’s upcoming Haunted Mansion movie. What’s more, she thinks that being near the action of the set has helped her throughout the years.
I can personally vouch for Jamie Lee Curtis’ penchant for staying away from her trailer. I was lucky enough to attend a set visit for the 2018 Halloween movie, where she was kind enough to speak with myself and other journalists. And while she wasn’t technically filming that day, she spent the rest of the day on set in full hair as Laurie Strode. Later in her same interview with Insider, she explained how this strategy got her more screen time in Knives Out, sharing:
Between stories like this and Jamie Lee Curtis’ reputation for being a total badass when filming action sequences, it makes sense that she’s had such a long and successful career in the film industry. Curtis is someone willing to go above and beyond for her craft, which is why her recent Oscar nomination feels so right for her generations of fans. We’ll just have to wait and see if she manages to snatch that trophy, or if she’s beat out by Everything Everywhere All at Once co-star Stephanie Hsu.
All will be revealed when the Oscars air on March 12th. Jamie Lee Curtis has a number of exciting projects coming down the line including The Haunted Mansion and the Borderlands movie. In the meantime, check out the 2023 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.