Forty years ago, Jamie Lee Curtis originated the role of Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s Halloween and its first sequel, which cemented her status as a scream queen and a legendary "final girl." In 1998 and 2002, Curtis returned to the franchise for two additional sequels, although she had only a cameo appearance in the eighth film, which appeared to leave Laurie mortally wounded.
Later this year, Curtis will once again reprise her role, and Laurie lives! But only because the new Halloween is ignoring everything that came after the first film in the series.
While appearing at Comic-Con, Curtis briefly spoke to SYFY WIRE about Laurie's journey in the latest Halloween. Laurie was a mother in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, but in the new continuity, Laurie is a grandmother as well. And this time, Laurie is taking back control of her own story, at least according to Curtis.
"Her decision to take back her own narrative by the end of the movie is to protect her children, her child and her grandchild," explained Curtis. "But it's very much a grandmother or mother having to come to grips with her own trauma in order to protect them. It's very beautifully woven family story."
Curtis did not offer many details about the film's plot or story, but she did indicate that Laurie's relationship with both her daughter and granddaughter is strained at best. In the movie, Judy Greer is playing Laurie's daughter, Karen Strode; while Andi Matichak is portraying Karen's daughter, Allyson Strode.
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