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Jamie Lee Curtis Starts Movement for Daytime Concerts

After revealing she’d declined an invitation to a 2023 Oscar nominees’ dinner due to its late hour, Jamie Lee Curtis called for musical artists like Coldplay to perform during the day.

Jamie Lee Curtis is everyone all at once.

The Everything Everywhere All At Once actress recently confessed that she typically declines nighttime events due to their late hour. In fact, the 64–year–old recently proposed more daytime events in general—including concerts.

“I’m challenging musicians to do concerts during the day,” Jamie stated on Today March 7. “Why are there no matinees? For instance, I love Coldplay, I would love to go see Coldplay. I would love it, but the problem is I am not going to see Coldplay if they start their show at nine and there is an opening act. I want to hear Coldplay at 1 p.m..”

And the way to make this music movement happen? Jamie has the perfect idea.

“I think if we filled a stadium of people who want to see a matinee of Coldplay,” she noted, “I think we’re going to start a trend.”

Jamie’s comments come days after revealing that she had declined an invite to an Oscar nominees’ dinner.

“I’m going to tell you a secret right now,” Jamie told The Hollywood Reporter at the Independent Spirit Awards March 4. “There is an Academy Award nominees private dinner on Thursday night that starts at 7:30 p.m., and I have declined.”

As for why? As she put it, “Because mommy goes to bed early.”

But one invite Jamie won’t be turning down? The actual Oscars ceremony itself on March 12. The star is nominated for best supporting actress for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once, which is safe to say warrants staying up past bedtime. (Click here to see all the nominations).

Luckily this award show is a happy medium for her.

“It’s Oscars afternoon,” the Freaky Friday alum joked to Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrieon on Today. “Because the truth of the matter is they start at 5 p.m. on the west coast which means I’ll be on that carpet at 2:30. It’ll be late for me but I will be fine.”

But when it comes to afterparties you can count Jamie out, she shared, “No, no, no!”

And luckily the Halloween Ends star had a lot of practice staying out late during award season, including at the 2023 SAG Awards, where she took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.

And in typical Jamie fashion, she accepted the statue with honesty and humor.

“I know you’ll look at me and think, ‘Well, nepo baby. That’s why she’s there’ and I totally get it,” she said. “But the truth of the matter is I’m 64 years old, and this is just amazing.”

Giving a nod to her and co–star Michelle Yeoh’s movie characters, Jamie concluded, “For all the Evelyn’s and Deirdre in the world, we love you. We see you. We feel you. We are you. We’re here together and God bless you all. What a dream.”


Jamie Lee Curtis Jokes About Forcing Husband to Be Oscars Date

Oscars, here they come! Jamie Lee Curtis is nominated for an Oscar this year for the first time in her career, and she’s dragging her husband, filmmaker Christopher Guest, along for the ride.

Curtis spoke with ET’s Matt Cohen at the 2023 Oscars Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Monday, where she opened up about making this year’s big show a special date night.

“I’m bringing my husband,” Curtis said with a smile. “I’m forcing him to go with me. Poor guy.”

Curtis and Guest have been married for nearly four decades, after tying the knot in 1984, and have been one of the most successful celebrity love stories in Hollywood.

In fact, getting to stay close to her husband and family is one big factor that led to Curtis taking her epic role in Everything Everywhere All at Once, and subsequently earning a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

“It was shot in L.A.” Curtis shared. “All the Halloween movies were shot in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia.”

“I have a family, I have a dog, I have a husband –– notice the order that I said that in,” Curtis said with a laugh. “I don’t mean that in any way disparagingly to my sweet husband, but you know what I’m saying. I mean, I have friends, I have a life here, and I have to leave it all the time.”

“I don’t know if I would have done it if it was being shot in Georgia, I’m being honest with you,” she added. “But because it was Los Angeles and Michelle Yeoh was gonna be Evelyn, I said yes immediately.”

In fact, one of the main accessories Curtis plans to wear to this year’s Oscars is a gift from Yeoh herself.

“She gave me a pretty ring with a circle, and so I’m sure I’ll wear that ring to again bring it full circle,” Curtis explained. “Because the reason I’m here is Michelle Yeoh.”

The 95th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be handed out live at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on March 12 starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC. In the meantime, stay tuned to for complete Oscars coverage.


Jamie Lee Curtis Reveals Secret to Getting More Screen Time

Four decades into her acting career, Jamie Lee Curtis is now sharing her “secret sauce” that helps her get more on-screen time in the films she works on. Now that she’s secured her first Oscar nomination, she can reveal that one of her many keys to success in Hollywood is never leaving the set during shooting.

“Here’s the deal,” Curtis tells Insider at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. “It’s my secret sauce. Don’t go back to your trailers. Trailers are not your friend. Jonathan Wang, our producer of Everything Everywhere All At Once, will tell you I never left the set. I don’t believe in it.”

In addition to her recent role as the IRS inspector Deirdre Beaubeirdre on EEAAO, Curtis recently garnered attention for her performance in Knives Out as the matriarch of the Drysdale/Thrombey family, Linda. Curtis says she ended up in more scenes than originally intended simply because director Rian Johnson always saw her hanging out on set.

“He once called me his MVP on Knives Out, and when he was asked why, he said, ‘Because she was always on set,’” Curtis says. “’She never left the set.’ He ended up using me in shots he wasn’t going to use me in because I was on set.”

At the time of the film’s release, Johnson did in fact call Curtis the MVP of the set, telling Entertainment Tonight, “First of all, she would be early [every morning]. She’d beat all of us to set. Sometimes she would show up on set when she wasn’t even supposed to be in the scene and just be hanging out, and I would get really confused and kind of nervous. So I would put her in the scene! I was like, ‘Jamie Lee Curtis is here! Film her!’ She got into scenes she wasn’t even supposed to be in – just because she was there!”

On the horizon, Curtis has four upcoming projects, including the screen adaptation of the video game, Borderlands, as well as Spychosis, Kay Scarpetta, and Disney’s Haunted Mansion. If she sticks to her tried but true method, we could see more of her in these upcoming roles than originally planned.

Jamie Lee Curtis Honored at Santa Barbara Film Festival, Talks Career

During a career-retrospective conversation, the Halloween scream queen and Everything Everywhere All at Once Oscar nominee had festival–goers in stitches with her candor and jokes.

“I’m the only Oscar nominee who sells yogurt [Activia] that makes you shit,” cracked Jamie Lee Curtis during a career–retrospective conversation with film historian Leonard Maltin on Saturday night at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara. The newly minted best supporting actress Oscar nominee for Everything Everywhere All at Once was in town to collect the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Maltin Modern Master Award, and charmed attendees – including more than a few Academy members – with self–deprecation (“All the ‘nepo baby’ jokes, believe me, I’ve heard them all”), a claim that she “invented” Instagram and general candor about her 45 years as a screen actress: “I know what I can do, I know what I cannot do, and I’ve managed to have a really rich and robust group of opportunities in show–off business.”

Maltin – the namesake of the award Curtis was collecting, and a friend of Curtis’ late parents, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, and Curtis herself – was barely able to get a word in edgewise, but neither he nor the audience seemed to mind, as Curtis tended to find her way to real insights or heartfelt observations. One, for example: “I am the granddaughter of immigrants from Hungary and from Denmark, people coming to America having the opportunities and the difficulties and the heartaches and the tragedies and the tiny little bit of joy. And then they each – both of them – raised children who became massive stars from incredibly impoverished beginnings. And then to have their daughter, who did not come from an impoverished beginning – I’ve had a life of privilege and ease, I have never pretended anything but that – but nonetheless, that their daughter is sitting here, talking to you about the craft of acting, about a lifelong career – I’m 64 years old, I’ve been doing this since I was 19 – I’m honored and you’ve honored my parents and my grandparents.”

Curtis claimed that she never had any intention of following in her famous parents’ footsteps. “I was never going to be an actor,” she said. “I was going to be a police officer.” But then a tennis coach–turned–manager encouraged her to audition at Universal to play Nancy Drew in a film project. She didn’t land the role, but was signed by the studio – which was run by her godfather, Lew Wasserman, the most powerful person in Hollywood at the time – to a seven–year contract, and left college to go focus on that. She struggled to gain traction, and in fact was devastated to be fired early in her career – along with 11 other actors – from the TV series Operation Petticoat (an adaptation of a film in which her father had starred), but it turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to her. “Had I not been fired from Operation Petticoat, I would not have been able to audition for Halloween,” she explained in reference to that 1978 John Carpenter horror flick, “and that is the job that changed my life.”

After numerous auditions for the part of Laurie Strode, she landed the part that made her – like her mother, the star of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho – a legendary “scream queen,” and also impacted numerous other aspects of her life. “All of my life goes back to Halloween,” she volunteered. “All the good things in my life, including my husband, including my family – everything can be traced back to Halloween.” But in the immediate aftermath of that film’s success, she strangely received few other offers, which is why she is extra grateful to Carpenter for writing her a part in his next film, 1980’s The Fog.

As it turns out, Carpenter was but one of “three Johns” – a double–entendre that she had some fun with – who gave her major professional breaks. John Landis had hired her to narrate a documentary short about horror films, and then fought for her to star opposite Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd in his 1983 comedy Trading Places. “I owe John Landis a great debt of gratitude because that flipped the switch,” she said, meaning that she was no longer pigeonholed as a horror movie actress. And then, because of the aptitude for comedy that Curtis demonstrated in Trading Places, John Cleese wrote her a part in his 1988 comedy A Fish Called Wanda.

There were other notable movies along the way, including Kathryn Bigelow’s Blue Steel in 1990, James Cameron’s True Lies in 1994 (she acknowledged Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger for giving her above the title credit with Schwarzenegger even though they didn’t have to) and John Boorman’s The Tailor of Panama – as well as the occasional return to the Halloween universe, starting with Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. Curtis, who has since starred in several additional sequels, said that one of the few regrets of her career was not insisting that Debra Hill, who had co–written and produced the first Halloween, also be a producer of the second. “She wasn’t angry at me,” Curtis said of Hill, who died in 2005, “but I was angry at myself.”

Curtis acknowledged that she was a last–minute replacement for others in several of her better–known roles, including the 2003 remake of Freaky Friday and the 2019 mystery Knives Out, both of which proved to be blockbusters. And she passed along a lesson that she learned on ensemble films like the latter: “Here’s the deal. It’s my secret sauce, you guys. Don’t go back to your trailer. Trailers are not your friend. Stay on set. I’m telling you that pearl of wisdom: stay on set. Be an active set–sitter.” Her part in Knives Out was markedly increased simply because she was around.

And then came discussion of Everything Everywhere, an art house flick that exploded into the most commercially successful film in the history of A24 and the most Oscar–nominated film of the year. Curtis said her agent told her she had received a script from Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for a film in which she would star opposite Michelle Yeoh, and for that reason she instructed her agent to say yes – but he urged her to read the script first, given how weird and unusual it was. She says she was charmed and knew off the bat that she wanted to play the officious IRS agent Deirdre – “a forgotten person,” like Yeoh’s character – with a dowdy look similar to the one she employed for Billy Bob Thornton’s 2001 film Daddy and Them, in which she starred opposite Ben Affleck, with one exception: she wanted her to have beautifully manicured nails, since she figured that the only time Deirdre was ever touched by another human was when she visited the beauty parlor.

And, moments before being presented with the festival’s award by none other than her husband, the comedy master Christopher Guest, Curtis emphasized the tremendous pride that she feels in being associated with Everything Everywhere: “It’s a beautiful movie about many things – it’s about love, it’s about family reunification, it’s about the American dream and the failure of the American dream and what we put immigrants through, it’s about marriage, it’s about a child – it’s deep.”


Jamie Lee Curtis Laughs About Becoming ‘a Meme Forever’

Jamie Lee Curtis is aware she’s become a meme in the best way – and she’s perfectly okay with that!

The Everything Everywhere All at Once actress made an appearance on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last year when her friend and Halloween costar Kyle Richards hosted an event in support of Curtis’s My Hand in Yours charity. But what transpired thereafter was a viral meme due to cast member Dorit Kemsley calling the charity’s purchasable wind chime “the chicest.”

“I’ve never seen the show,” Curtis, 64, said on Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast. “I didn’t even see my entire episode. I just saw the meme. The meme that kept on ‘meme-ing.'”

Curtis added: “It became a meme forever.”

Describing how her appearance came to be, Curtis said Richards, 54, asked her about coming on RHOBH to discuss My Hand in Yours.

“This is where the meme that Dorit was talking about how chic my wind chime is. That wasn’t a euphemism. I was a peddler,” she explained. “She was so kind and enthusiastic about how chic our products are that I actually renamed the wind chime – the Chic Dorit Wind Chime – on”

Even though she said it was just “a one-off” appearance, Curtis later appeared on the season 12 reunion in October. However, her first cameo on the reality series occurred in season 4, when she reminisced with Richards about their early days working together and the friendship that formed from there.

Other than her viral meme, the only portion of the Bravo hit Curtis has seen was a scene of Richards in tears in the season 12 reunion trailer over the ongoing tension between her sister Kathy Hilton and series alum Lisa Rinna.

“I’ve never seen an episode of Housewives. I don’t know anything about it, except that I saw a trailer where Kyle was crying,” she told E! News in October. “And I called her immediately and said, ‘Why are you crying? What happened?'”

“That was a level of stress and upset that you wanna see in a horror movie out of her, not in a reality TV show,” Curtis told Entertainment Tonight separately.

“I don’t know who made her upset, but I called her out of real concern,” Curtis said, adding it was “important to me.”