Whatever else happens in Halloween Ends, it will be an emotional farewell for Laurie Strode.
Jamie Lee Curtis–horror legend and ultimate “final girl”–said it was difficult for her while she wrapped her part last month in what has been billed as the final chapter in the iconic Halloween franchise–and the last battle between Laurie and Michael Myers.
Curtis, in an interview with People, acknowledged she never thought she would reprise her fan-favorite role several years ago. “The last thing I ever thought I would do is another Halloween movie five years ago,” she said. “And now I’ve made three of them.”
The actor expressed her gratitude for the fan reaction to the recent David Gordon Green-led trilogy. “They have been incredibly well-received,” she said. “People love them. This last move is very emotional–deeply emotional.”
Curtis also admitted to some tear-shedding during her last day on the set. “Of course,” she said when asked if she cried. “I’m a sobber. I said goodbye to a crew of people who have been so generous to me–so warm and loving.”
Curtis added her Strode character had “the (crap) kicked out of her” during the Halloween films. “She emotionally had so much going on, this sweet girl. And (the cast and crew) were always there. It was hard to say goodbye to them.”
After she wrapped her shooting on the film last month, Curtis posted on social media that it was “a bittersweet end” for her. “It’s all because of the fans who have always supported me and–more importantly–Laurie.”
Halloween Ends–helmed by Green from a screenplay he wrote with Danny McBride, Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier–will hit theaters Oct. 14 and will act as a sequel to last year’s Halloween Kills. Starring alongside Curtis will be Andi Matichak as Laurie’s granddaughter Allyson, Kyle Richards as Lindsey Wallace, Will Patton as Deputy Frank Hawkins and James Jude Courtney and Nick Castle as the murderous Myers.
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