The classic villain of terror, Michael Myers, returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois, and old Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), in "Halloween".
Early on Wednesday, the actress found herself in the crosshairs of Fox News when an article suggested that her defense of gun reform is hypocritical, given the guns she handles in the upcoming "Halloween" movie.
Pointing to several of the actress's tweets calling for action after the mass shootings in Orlando and Texas, the report called Curtis "one of the many Hollywood actors who use firearms in their movies while preaching against them outside." From Stage".
That's a lot of nonsense, says Curtis. "It was silly, because they tried to make a point without even asking me what I really think," the 59-year-old actress told the US. TODAY during an interview on Wednesday afternoon. "And what I think might surprise you."
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Curtis, who returns to the screen on "Halloween" on October 19, says his views on gun reform have been clear. "I'm a vocal on the safety of the common-sense weapon and the gun laws," he says. "For example, I fully support a ban on assault weapons, I fully support a ban on actions."
That does not make his anti-weapon, he clarifies. "I fully support the Bill of Rights, and I fully support the Second Amendment, and I have absolutely no problem with people who own firearms if they have been trained, are licensed, have a background check done, have pressed a button Pause to give time to that process will take place, and they have to renew their license as we do with cars, which are also weapons. "
Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) puts all her weapons in order while waiting for the return of the masked psychopath Michael Myers in "Halloween". (Photo: RYAN GREEN)
On the next "Halloween," Curtis returns as Laurie Strode, now a grandmother whose entire life has been plagued by the trauma she suffered at the hands of masked and murderer Michael Myers at the age of 17. Before shooting the last installment, it was Curtis. who diverted the production of Strode by storing automatic weapons, like machine guns.
"They knew Laurie was going to be someone who used firearms," says Curtis. "And I think there were countless types of firearms that could have been used in the film, and with the filmmakers I was very clear that she used the weapons that were meant for self-defense for her and her family."
Curtis adds that when Strode arms his daughter and granddaughter when Myers approaches, she removes the weapons from a padlocked cabinet, "and then says very specifically what each weapon does and why it would choose that weapon in self-defense."
As for those who call the hypocritical actors for wielding weapons on the screen while advocating the safety of weapons?
"I'm an actress who's in slasher movies," says Curtis. "I have to be responsible for my personal decisions in my personal life, but I am a hired actor, and honestly, if I had made my career as a pacifist actor, I would never have worked, never."
Curtis adds: "But I've always been proud to represent women who fight and fight with intelligence, cunning and creativity, and who fight for their lives and those of their families."
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