Jamie Lee Curtis reflects on importance of the 'Final Girl' in Halloween Ends
Jamie Lee Curtis says she finally understands the importance of the 'Final Girl' label that she has earned herself from the Halloween franchise.
Curtis first played the character of Laurie Strode in 1978's Halloween, where she successfully survived the murderous rampage of the masked serial killer, Michael Myers.
She has played the role in several other entries in the movie series, most of which received negative reviews, but the franchise received a popular reboot in 2018 with Halloween, which was followed by Halloween Kills.
In 2022, the trilogy will be concluded with Halloween Ends, and Curtis has been discussing how "cathartic" she found filming her final outing as Laurie.
"I've just finished it, you know? I just three weeks ago finished shooting the last shot of Laurie Strode. It was deeply emotional and cathartic," she told Salon at the time.
"Everything you just said is what happens," Curtis responded when asked about Laurie becoming a 'Final Woman' instead of a 'Final Girl'.
"I mean, when you call her a final girl — I never really understood how important that name was until I made this last movie. And now I really understand it. And I think you'll be very happy."
Halloween Ends details
Series creator John Carpenter has teased some surprises for Halloween Ends, telling SyFy:
"Well, it's Halloween, and it ends. You'll see it's a departure from the others. It's interesting. Dave is a really good director. I love working with him."
Carpenter was speaking of his relationship with director David Gordon Green, who is at the helm of the latest trilogy.
Green has suggested that Halloween Ends could have an even darker tone than the previous two films.
"There's not a lot of games in it, there's not a lot of wittiness and retro joy,” Green explained.
“It's kind of a coming-of-age film, and it's a very different tone. And that's what excited me about it, is to have the three chapters that I've been involved in be very different from each other.
"They are all there to honour Carpenter, but aren't necessary just emulating him."
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