Jamie Lee Curtis got very emotional during the discussion “Halloween is over” and her legacy as Laura Strode at New York Comic-Con on October 8. “At this point, Jamie and Laurie are woven together. There is no separation,” she said during a conversation with Drew Barrymore on Saturday evening. Curtis first played Laurie in 1978.Halloween,” her first film role. She was just 19 years old when she starred in director John Carpenter’s horror masterpiece. “I wouldn’t have had a career,” she explained of the role’s impact on her life. – I would not have a family. It all comes from loving her.” Curtis referred to her age and said that “one of these days” she will die and “It will say three words:Halloween“The actress is dead.”

Curtis played Laurie in seven”Halloween“, including “Halloween Ends,” which opens Oct. 14 in theaters and on Peacock. She also talked about how she ended up in 1998’s “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” and 2002’s “Halloween: Resurrection. According to Curtis, she approached director Carpenter and producer Debra Hill with the idea of ​​making a sequel to the twentieth anniversary. Neither returned for “H20,” but Curtis signed on. “It was conceived as something that happens when you run out of fear,” she explained. Lori goes into hiding with a new name. “The whole conceit of the movie was that if you run away from fear, you’re dead inside.” At the end of the movie, as Curtis envisioned, Lori would finally kill Michael Meyers once and for all.

But when Curtis received the script for “H20,” he had an “unclear” ending. “There was kind of a contract at that point … and you couldn’t kill him,” she said of the franchise’s iconic villain. She got angry because she didn’t want to tell fans it was the end when it wasn’t the end. Writer Kevin Williamson came up with a solution: Laurie would think she killed Michael Meyers, only for the mask to lift to reveal an innocent paramedic.

Curtis ultimately agreed to this ending, with a caveat. “I said but you have to pay me a lot of money in the next movie and you have to kill me in the first ten minutes because now I’ve killed an innocent person and I can’t live with that,” she said. . Michael Myers kills Laurie at the beginning of Halloween: Resurrection, although both H20 and Resurrection were recreated in Halloween 2018.

Curtis also revealed that the person who convinced her to return to the franchise was her godson: Jake Gyllenhaal. He previously worked with director David Gordon Green. “David Gordon Green sent me a script where he said Laurie lived behind barbed wire for 40 years,” she explained. She feels that after the events of the first Halloween, Laurie went to school the next day and never dealt with the trauma of killing Michael Meyers.

“It was an incredibly beautiful film about her trauma,” she said before turning away an online meme in which she says “a movie about trauma” in quite a few interviews. “I saw this damn meme,” she said at Comic-Con. “But the movie also made a whopping fortune, so screw you.”

As for “Halloween Ends,” Curtis said the film, which picks up four years after 2021’s “Halloween Kills,” is also about hope. “We have to have hope,” she said. “If we don’t have hope, we’re so damned.”

“You know endings are a bitch,” she said, wrapping up her time with the franchise. “But so is Laurie Strode. So I’m ready to get it over with, but I’m going to miss you so much.’