Jamie Lee Curtis: Halloween Relates To MeToo

  • 10 September 2018

Jamie Lee Curtis says the new 'Halloween' movie relates to the MeToo movement.

The 59-year-old star will reprise her role as Laurie Strode in the upcoming reboot of the horror film, and she believes the introduction of her character's daughter Karen Strode (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson Strode (Andi Matichak) partly represents women taking back control of their lives, because she didn't ever imagine her alter-ego having kids.

Jamie - who appeared in John Carpenter's 'Halloween' in 1978 - said: ''Ultimately, as we are learning in so many areas, women are trying to take back the narrative in their own lives from men who have abused them, in myriad ways. And this is just one example of it.

''I don't know if 40 years ago I would have ever thought that Laurie Strode would have a daughter, let alone a granddaughter.

''I just don't think I ever took it that far. Trauma is a generational disease because it affects everybody in the family.

''So, that's what I think is so exciting about [this film]. They've explored that through the relationships between mother, daughter, granddaughter.''

Judy teased fans they can expect a fearless Laurie in the forthcoming film, in contrast to the ''afraid'' high school student in the 1978 movie.

Speaking in a joint interview with PEOPLE, she added: ''Fans will get the chance to see Laurie Strode with absolutely no fear. You are on a path.

''When Laurie was in high school she was afraid and I think you're kicking all the ass now, and you're trying to take control of the situation.''

Jamie recently admitted the movie will resonate with people who have been on the receiving end of violence in various forms.

She said: ''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.''

The #MeToo movement has seen people campaign against sexual violence, especially in the workplace, since October 2017 when the hashtag went viral on Twitter.