Jamie Lee Curtis Reflects on Parents’ Acting Legacy

A meant-to-be second! Jamie Lee Curtis opened up about her household’s affect on her profession earlier than profitable massive on the 2023 Academy Awards.

The California native, 64, mirrored on following in her dad and mom’ footsteps whereas talking with Us Weekly completely on the pink carpet on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 12. “I really feel good,” Curtis informed Us of her frame of mind heading into the ceremony, the place she was nominated for Greatest Supporting Actress for her position in Every thing In every single place All at As soon as.

Jamie Lee Curtis.
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The Freaky Friday star — who’s the daughter of late film stars Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh — bought emotional as she mentioned her ever-growing Hollywood household.

“The group of present enterprise is a household,” Jamie Lee informed Us. “I imply, even the Every thing In every single place All at As soon as group, we’re a household collectively, and so my dad and mom have simply joined a now a lot greater household for me as a result of I’ve been doing this for such a very long time.”

The Halloween actress went on to reward her family members whereas accepting her first-ever Oscar on Sunday night time. “I do know it appears like I’m standing up right here on my own, however I’m not. I’m lots of of individuals,” she gushed, giving a shout-out to administrators Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (a.ok.a. The Daniels). “To all of the individuals who have supported the style motion pictures that I’ve made for these years … we simply received an Oscar collectively!”

Jamie Lee celebrated costars Michelle Yeoh and Stephanie Hsu and husband Christopher Visitor earlier than trying as much as the heavens. “And to my mom and my father, who have been each nominated for Oscars in numerous classes — I simply received an Oscar!” she concluded.

Earlier than her dying at age 77 in October 2004, Leigh earned an Oscar nomination for her efficiency in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. It was the only Academy Award nod of her profession. (She received a Golden Globe for a similar position in 1960.)

Jamie Lee Curtis Earns 1st Oscar for 'EEAAO'

Jamie Lee Curtis accepts the award for greatest efficiency by an actress in a supporting position for “Every thing In every single place All at As soon as”
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Jamie Lee’s father, in the meantime, was up for Greatest Actor on the 1959 Oscars for The Defiant Ones, however he walked away empty-handed. The Midnight star died of cardiac arrest in September 2010. He was 85.

The Scream Queens alum has typically been candid about her Hollywood pedigree, notably amid the viral “nepo child” debate. Following the December 2022 New York journal article on the subject, Jamie Lee shared her impassioned take through social media.

“I’ve been knowledgeable actress since I used to be 19 years outdated in order that makes me an OG Nepo Child,” she wrote in a prolonged Instagram caption. “I’ve by no means understood, nor will I, what qualities bought me employed that day, however since my first two traces on Quincy as a contract participant at Common Studios to this final spectacular inventive yr some 44 years later, there’s not a day in my skilled life that goes by with out my being reminded that I’m the daughter of film stars.”

She continued: “The present dialog about nepo infants is simply designed to attempt to diminish and denigrate and harm. For the document I’ve navigated 44 years with the benefits my related and mirrored fame introduced me, I don’t faux there aren’t any, that attempt to inform me that I’ve no worth by myself. … I’ve suited up and proven up for all totally different sorts of labor with hundreds of hundreds of individuals and each day I’ve tried to carry integrity and professionalism and love and group and artwork to my work. I’m not alone.”

The Emmy nominee asserted that she and different youngsters of well-known dad and mom needs to be “happy with our lineage” and “robust in our perception in our proper to exist.”

Jamie Lee and her Every thing In every single place All at As soon as costars swept the foremost classes at Sunday’s Oscars, accumulating Greatest Authentic Screenplay, Greatest Director, Greatest Movie Modifying, Greatest Actress (Yeoh), Greatest Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan) and Greatest Image.

With reporting by Hannah Kahn