Jamie Lee Curtis thinks her role in the 'Halloween' franchise is the ''best part'' she's ever had.

The 59-year-old actress starred as Laurie Strode in the original 'Halloween' in 1978 and having subsequently reprised the part in four sequels, Jamie has praised the fullness of the character.

She explained: ''Laurie Strode was the best part I had ever played because it was a full character, when I was 19 years old and the only thing a director or a costume designer would say to me was, 'What size jeans do you wear?'

''I was a young, nubile girl, so it was just like, 'Okay, put her in a cute pair of jeans,' and here was a part that actually had a character. And now, here I am again, 40 f***ing years later.

''It's whack that I get a role that has this complexity and depth, when I don't get that. I'm lucky to get a job anywhere, at my age, and here is a job that has real depth.''

Jamie feels particularly thankful to have been given the opportunity to play a character with such ''depth'' at this point in her career.

The Hollywood veteran told Collider: ''I'm way happy that women over 50 can get a job, and have a job that has depth.

''The thing that I took away from the movie was depth, emotion and emotional complexity.

''When it comes to trauma, how does it manifest? How does it manifest in a family? How does it isolate you? How does it distance you from people? I thought all of that was great.''