Jamie Lee Curtis Pays Tribute to Her Mother at ‘Halloween Kills’ Premiere

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When we think of celebrities walking the red carpet at a movie premiere, we usually picture them all dressed up. Think fancy evening gowns and tuxedos. Sometimes someone might wear something that makes a statement or turns heads more than most, but at a recent movie premiere, we saw an accessory we had never seen before – a bloody shower curtain.

When Jamie Lee Curtis was trying to decide what to wear to the “Halloween Kills” movie premiere, she decided to pay tribute to her mother. That’s a touching thing to do. Her mother, Janet Leigh, was the actress who played Marion Crane in the horror movie “Psycho.” In the movie, Crane dies in the shower at the hands of murderer Norman Bates.

The “Halloween Kills” movie premiere gave Curtis the opportunity to have a little fun with what she was wearing since the premiere was also a costume party. She wore a dress that resembles the one her mother wore in “Psycho.”

Curtis was a little worried that people wouldn’t recognize the character and think she just looked like an old-fashioned housewife, so she added an accessory to add context. She carried a bloody shower curtain with her.

Curtis revealed her costume on Instagram writing, “Honoring my mother in ALL her gory…I meant glory!PREMIERE PARTY TIME!”


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Even though Curtis was honoring her mother, her costume was also inspired by Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of Leigh in the movie “Hitchcock.” She explained to Entertainment Tonight, “I am honoring my beautiful late mama, Janet Leigh, but… it’s a little more meta than that. I am actually going as Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh in the movie ‘Hitchcock.’ So it’s meta because we never knew what color Janet Leigh’s dress was because it was a black-and-white movie. But now because of the ‘Hitchcock’ movie, we know it was pale blue.”

Just like the dress Johansson wore, Curtis also wore a pale blue dress.

What do you think of Curtis’s costume? Do you think the shower curtain was necessary, or do you think everyone would have recognized the character without the shower curtain?