The recently released sequel to horror by filmmaker David Gordon Green Hallowe'en it's not the first time that Jamie Lee Curtis has returned to the franchise to reprise his iconic role as Laurie Strode, who fought Michael Myers, after a long time. In 1998, Curtis played the role in Halloween H20: 20 years later, not having portrayed Strode since 1981 Halloween II. Directed by Steve Miner and co-starring Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams and Josh Hartnett, H20 It was a blockbuster and is remembered fondly by many fans of the slasher series. But Curtis still regrets that the other two creative directors responsible for the original film of 1978, director John Carpenter and the late producer Debra Hill, did not oversee the project, as originally planned.
"When Halloween was 19, I remember calling John and Debra and having lunch," says Curtis. "I told them: 'Guys, the movie will be 20 years old next year, and we will all continue to do the work 20 years later.' I told them: 'Why do not we review it?' And there were a conversation, but then everyone was busy, and it turned out that it was not what I wanted it to be. "Initially, I wanted it to go with John's address, Debra's production, and that did not happen, for a thousand reasons. He did not write it, so we had to hire a writer, and then Debra had something else in the end, I was the only one involved with him.
"Now, to this day, I'm sorry I did not tell everyone: if Debra Hill is not the one producing this movie, I will not." But what ended up happening was that she was not part of that, John was not part of that, and I was still part of that, and it was a machine that was on the way. I was excited about that and, honestly, they were going to pay me well. I had not done any money in the Hallowe'en franchise absolutely. I mean, really, in all those years I had not made any money. It just gave me a lot of fame. And now I was going to receive a paycheck.
"Y I was excited about that, because I liked where we were going [the film]. It was, in a strange way, a movie about post-traumatic stress. The difference[new[fromthenew[delnuevo[fromthenewHallowe'en]was, was someone who had run. Then, she had fled Haddonfield, changed her name, had run as fast as she could in the other direction, and Michael Myers caught up with her. But, you see, she did not tell anyone, nobody knew who she was, she was a new person in a new city. She had a son and her life continued. And I liked that. By the way, I insisted that she was an alcoholic, insisted that she not be traumatized. And then, of course, there is a moment when he turns around. Because really the intention of that movie was to say that you really are not alive if you are running for your life all the time. If you are running for your life your whole life, you are not alive. Then, you are really dead. So, if you are dead, why do not you try to face fear, and in the face of fear you may die, but if you do not die, maybe you will finally live? And that was really the emotional intention of that movie.
"If you see that movie, it's not a great movie, it's a good movie and that emotional intent is in the film, but it was never what I expected it to be for all these reasons that ended up being things that were beyond my control."
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