Why Jamie Lee Curtis Didn’t Mind Cracking Her Rib While Filming ‘Halloween’ (Exclusive)

Jamie Lee Curtis put a lot of blood sweat as well as tears into This kind of latest installment within the Halloween franchise, as well as the actress says she’s got no regrets.

Speaking with ET’s Keltie Knight at the premiere of Halloween at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Wednesday, the 59-year-old actress revealed exactly how physical the role was, as well as the toll that will took on her body.

“that will was hard. The whole thing was very hard,” Curtis revealed. “I ended up which has a cracked rib at the end of that will. [I was] bruised as well as cut. although that will’s the nature of the beast.”

“If you don’t get hurt, you’re not doing that will right,” Curtis added which has a shrug. “Because, in order to do that will, you have to get hurt.”

When the very first Halloween movie hit theaters in October 1978, that will was a then-19-year-old Curtis’ film debut. The movie catapulted the actress into stardom as one of Hollywood’s premiere scream queens as well as cemented her career in show business.

right now, 40 years later, Curtis can be Yet again taking on the role of heroine Laurie Strode (technically for the fifth time) for director David Gordon Green’s take on the Michael Myers mythos for a sequel that will sees Curtis within the role of the hunter, taking aim at the psychotic, supernatural serial killer who has haunted her for decades.

This kind of latest Halloween film — which can be being billed as Laurie Stroud’s “final confrontation” with the famed slasher villain — intentionally ignores the multitude of sequels, as well as Rob Zombie’s poorly-reviewed franchise reboot, as well as will essentially be a direct sequel to director John Carpenter’s 1978 original.

However, Curtis acknowledged the devoted fan base that will has long supported as well as appreciated the franchise as well as shared her thanks for their continued support.

“I can’t explain why This kind of genre touches people as well as makes them love that will. There are rabid fans that will have loved Michael Myers as well as Laurie Strode as well as the relationship between the two of them for a very long time,” Curtis said. “I don’t understand that will. I truly don’t. although I’m grateful to them, because without them I truly wouldn’t have a career.”

“I can’t truly explain that will except clearly that will has sort of touched a cord again as well as that will’s great,” she added.

For Curtis, the star-studded red carpet Hollywood premiere due to This kind of slasher flick was a far cry coming from how the original film was launched four decades ago. According to the actress, when the first Halloween was released, there wasn’t any fanfare at all.

“You know, we didn’t have a premiere for Halloween. that will was made for nothing as well as that will just sort of became available,” Curtis said, referring to the movie’s shoestring production budget of around $300,000. “There was nothing! I think we had a party at my house or something.”

Four decades later, the budget has certainly gone up. This kind of time around, the filmmakers had around $10 million to work with, which can be still relatively modest for a tentpole horror production.

As for Curtis, she’s still enjoying her role among the most iconic scream queens in show business, as well as the celebrated star — as well as two-time Golden Globe winner — had some sage words of wisdom as well as advice for some other young actors looking to break into the business.

“Every job I’ve ever gotten, I didn’t expect to get, then I got as well as I did the best I could,” Curtis reflected. “that will’s truly that will simple. Suit up, show up, be early, stay late, say ‘please’ as well as ‘thank you,’ as well as bring cookies.”

Watch Laurie Strode’s final face-off against the iconic murder machine Michael Myers when Halloween hits theaters Oct. 19.

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