Jamie Lee Curtis comforted a man at San Diego Comic-Con who said her performance as Laurie Strode in “Halloween” ended up being a source of strength in a life-or-death situation.
Curtis was in attendance for a Hall H panel discussing her return to the “Halloween” series in this fall’s upcoming sequel from Universal and Blumhouse. During the Q&A, which you can view in the clip above, a fan named Jeffrey Scott said that several years ago, a person wielding a knife broke into his house. Terrified, Scott said he turned to Laurie Strode’s struggle against the Michael Myers as a source of strength.
“I was scared out of my mind, and out of nowhere this thought inside of me went, ‘Well, what would Jamie Lee Curtis do?'” Scott said. “To make a long story short, I’m here today because of the way that you portrayed Laurie Strode. I’m a victor today instead of a victim.”
The emotional retelling stunned Curtis, who came down from the stage to embrace Scott. “These kind of emotions are real,” the actress said.
The upcoming “Halloween” sequel takes place 40 years after the first film, as Michael Myers breaks out of prison and returns to the same town where he and Laurie did battle decades earlier. But while Laurie, who is now a grandmother and a bit of a local legend, is scared for the trick-or-treating kids who suddenly find themselves in danger on Halloween night, this is the day she’s long waited for: the day when she can finish off Michael for good.
“Halloween” opens on October 19.