Jamie Lee Curtis – the veteran actress said Halloween reboot will play an important role in driving the Time’s Up movement forward.
The 59-year-old actor, who is reprising her role of Laurie Strode in the new movie to be directed by David Gordon Green, said the film will address the “trauma” related to sexual abuse and harassment.
“It’s a movie about trauma. It’s a movie about what happens to somebody when you’re 17 years old and you have this horrible trauma perpetrated on you, and you have no help. This is a woman who has carried, for 40 years, her entire adult life, this trauma.
“And as we are seeing in the world today, all of these women, primarily women, who have been traumatised in all sorts of ways, physical violence, emotional violence, sexual violence and, in Laurie’s case, actually knife-attack violence … all of those women are having the moment where they will no longer allow that to be the narrative,” Lee Curtis told Entertainment Tonight.
The actor said the film is about saying “enough” in order to end gender inequality and sexual misconduct.
“No longer does that define them that they are standing up and saying, ‘Enough.’ And this is a movie about ‘enough’ at a time when it happens to be a national and worldwide message. And so it couldn’t be timed better, and it couldn’t have been written better. Because you see, what other life could Laurie Strode have? She was 17!” she said.
Lee Curtis’ character will return from the dead to have a final battle with Michael Myers (played by Nick Castle), the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
The original Halloween was directed by Carpenter from his own script about Myers as he stalks and kills teenage babysitters on Halloween night.
Carpenter is scoring the music of the film.