Halloween Star Jamie Lee Curtis Responds to Claims She's Anti-Gun

Angelo Anderson
October 14, 2018

"She's the only Jamie Lee, so she's the only Laurie Strode".

Curtis will use a gun in this film as her character tries to survive Michael Myers' latest murder spree, and for some reason, Fox apparently chose to use this as an opportunity to call her a hypocrite because of Curtis' real-life support for gun control.

Nevertheless, Curtis also said she wants "assault weapons" - a.k.a., commonly owned semiautomatic firearms-to be banned too. Curtis is joined in the film by Judy Greer who plays Karen Strode, the daughter of Curtis' character, and Andi Matichak (Orange Is the New Black, Underground) who plays Allyson, the granddaughter of Laurie Strode.

Curtis also came under fire for her stance on firearms.

"I fully support the Bill of Rights". Using new technology, we just brought them back to life - we put new life into it, really. Curtis dismissed the article as "silly", and talked about her beliefs on the subject. "I was very clear with the filmmakers that she used the weapons [that] were intended for self-defense for her and her family".

"I think there were myriad types of firearms that could have been used in the movie", she said.

The article notes that at one point in the film, which opens nationwide next week, Curtis's character Laurie Strode is seen firing a gun at the ubiquitous villain Michael Myers as he's standing in front of a window. But she's also appeared in films such as "True Lies", "Virus", "Halloween II" and "Blue Steel" where she uses firearms multiple times.

"I'm an actress who's in slasher movies". But I am an actor for hire. "And honestly, if I had made my career as a pacifist actor, I would never have worked, ever".

"But I have always been proud to represent women who fight back and fight back with intelligence, cunning and creativity, and who fight for their lives and their families' lives", she added.

What do you make of Curtis' comments?

Debuting on October 19, the latest Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script written with Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley.

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