Jamie Lee Curtis Calls ‘Halloween’ Character Laurie Strode, Who Fights Michael Myers, “A #MeToo-era Hero”

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For the new Halloween, Curtis reprises the role of Laurie Strode for the first time since 1998’s Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. That sequel painted her character as paranoid and timid following the trauma of the original film, whereas Strode is a vengeance-seeking badass in the upcoming film. “The 20-year film has no relevance to this [new film],” Curtis said.
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“There are three choices when you’re traumatized and, boy, we’ve been hearing a little bit about trauma, and what people have done with their trauma,” Curtis said  of her character’s change. “You can die from it, you can run from it, or it will affect you for your whole life until you face it. And those are the options.”

 

Curtis also called her character a #MeToo-era hero. “Everybody is talking about past trauma: Burying it, hiding it, squishing it, silencing it, shutting it up… It’s amazing that this is the world. We’re talking about this movie that actually, at its core, is about trauma, and trying to put a real face on horrific trauma, and that is what we attempted to do.”

 

Halloween and Michael Myers invade theaters on October 19th.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Universal Pictures
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