Jamie Lee Curtis isn’t just part of Hollywood royalty — she is the ultimate Scream Queen. The always-funny star made an appearance to a packed Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con to join the joint Scream Queens/American Horror Story panel, causing fans to roar with approval. Unless you have been completely oblivious to Jamie Lee Curtis’ “past life” as a horror queen — she was Laurie Strode in the original Halloween in 1978 — you are well aware of the significance of having her signed on to the upcoming Scream Queens.
As Jamie Lee Curtis noted during the panel, she has spent the last six years “selling yogurt that makes you [poop].” Now as Dean Cathy Munsch, Jamie Lee Curtis says there will be a “wordless homage” to the role that made her famous. On Twitter, she recognized how big San Diego Comic-Con was for so many television shows, whether new or established.
Show creator Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story) acknowledged the importance of signing a star like Jamie Lee Curtis, noting that he’d “loved her forever.” He told the assembled crowd that there would be no Scream Queens without her.
“If you’re going to hire Jamie Lee Curtis, you want to see her kicking a** and fighting back,” Murphy said, adding that the former Scream Queen would be doing exactly that at some undisclosed point in the show.
For her part, Jamie Lee Curtis seems enthusiastic about the prospect. She said at the Entertainment Weekly lounge that the show was “wickedly, bitingly funny” and teased that perhaps half the cast was already murdered on the show. Regardless of the body count, though, it seems that everyone’s excited to see Jamie Lee Curtis return to her horror roots. Although Jamie Lee Curtis has had a solid fan base for generations, it seems that the next generation of Hollywood has also fallen for her.
In addition to being the face of Activia yogurt, Jamie Lee Curtis has also penned a handful of children’s books, including I’m Gonna Like Me, Is There Really A Human Race? and Big Words For Little People, among others. It was her inaugural visit to San Diego Comic-Con, though, that got the crowd buzzing, and rightfully so — whether she was in True Lies,Blue Steel, or the Lindsay Lohan vehicle Freaky Friday, it seems that Jamie Lee Curtis knows how to command attention. Scream Queens makes its official debut in September, 2015.
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