Jamie Lee Curtis talks Laurie Strode at Halloween comic con panel!!

At the Halloween Comic Con panel Jamie Lee Curtis spoke about her character Laurie Strode, who faces off against Michael 40 years after being terrorized by him in the original, and suggested the one-time babysitter was very much a heroine for the #MeToo era.
“Laurie Strode was 17 years old when she was brutally attacked by Michael Myers, a random act of violence that stayed with her [for] her entire life,” said the actress, who was joined onstage by director Green and producers Jason Blum and Malek Akkad. “She was raised in the Midwest, I’m sure they sent her back to school two days later. And yet, she has carried the trauma and PTSD of someone who was attacked randomly… There comes a point where you say, I am not my trauma, the narrative of my life is not that I am a victim. And this is a woman who has been waiting 40 years to face the person who she knows is coming back, to say, ‘I am going to take back the legacy of my life, I am going to take back my narrative, and you don’t own me anymore.’ And that, weirdly enough, seems to be a bit of a thing in the world today.”
Jamie Lee Curtis left the stage to embrace and kiss a male questioner who claimed that Carpenter’s original Halloween inspired him to survive an incident in which he was menaced by a man with a knife.
The movie drops October 19th

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