Jamie lee curtis has devoted years of his life to the film industry and has been very successful in those years. She is known as the ultimate scream queen of Hollywood and is definitely one of the best actresses in the horror film genre.
In a surprising twist, Curtis revealed that she isn’t a fan of horror movies and is actually quite scared of them. She also shared about the movies she’s made that have been failures and regrets being a part.
One movie, in particular, stood out and many fans would agree with Curtis’ negative rating of the film. Here’s everything the star actress had to say about this particular movie and her fear of horror movies.
Curtis regretted having played in “Virus”
In 1999 Curtis starred as Kit Foster in the sci-fi horror film “Virus” directed by John Bruno and starring Donald Sutherland and William Baldwin. The film revolved around an American crew who encounter a Russian communications vessel that has been taken over by aliens and is forced to fight the aliens or die.
“Virus” was an immediate box office failure and received heavy criticism from viewers and critics. It also has an appalling 12% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 19% on Meta Critic. Curtis herself is one of the film’s foremost critics and very clearly expresses her regret for being a part of it.
In an interview with IGN, Curtis said: “Rob Reiner on his 40th birthday had a bad show business party where everyone brought in show business clips… Rob was playing a hippie on Gomer Pyle, USMC. sing ‘Blowin’ in the Wind… ‘ Virus is so bad it’s shocking.
Curtis shared his experience in the film
In another interview with WENN, Express reported that Curtis shared more about her experience creating Virus and why she thinks it’s her worst movie. She said, “It’s a piece of shit movie. It’s an incredibly bad movie, just bad from the bottom.
“There’s a scene where I’m running away from this alien and I’m actually hiding under the stairs.”
Curtis further explained the scene and said, “I come down some stairs and then I lean under and I shake and this big thing comes down the stairs and I panic hiding under the stairs!” It’s something that can open steel walls and I’m hiding under the stairs!
However, the “Halloween” star shared a benefit of being a part of the film. She said, “It’s the only good reason to be in bad movies. Then when your friends have [bad] movies, you can say ‘Ahhhh, I have the best. I bring Virus. “
Curtis also regrets “Halloween H20”
Curtis rose to fame with the first “Halloween” movies, and 20 years after leaving the franchise, she returned to the “Halloween H20” movie. This film was a commercial success and garnered a lot of positive reviews from viewers and critics alike. However, Curtis was less than happy with the film and its participation.
She later revealed that one of the reasons was that original director and producer John Carpenter and Debra Hill weren’t on the film crew. She shared that she had a conversation with Carpenter and Hill when “Halloween” was 19 and pitched the idea of revisiting the franchise.
However, the two turned out to be too busy, and Curtis was the only original cast to be part of H20. She said Weekly entertainment, “Now to this day, I wish I had told everyone, ‘If Debra Hill isn’t the one producing this movie, I won’t.’ But what eventually happened was that she wasn’t part of it, John was not part of it, and I was still part of it, and it was a machine that went on the road.
Curtis is afraid of horror movies
Curtis may be known as the ultimate Screaming Queen, but she’s far from it in reality. This iconic heroine who took down the infamous Michael Myers has actually admitted that she can’t handle movies that incite and exploit fear, mostly horror movies.
In an interview with Weekly entertainment, she explained her fear and said, “I am brave, but I am afraid of scary things. When I was 15, my parents screened The Exorcist, and my friends teased me the next day because I was so freaked out.
She revealed that her fear has helped her be a better actress in movies and said, “I hate being afraid of horror movies. I get scared so easily. That’s why I am so good at being in them, that’s a natural response to me.