Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Jamie Lee Curtis responds to Fox article about guns in 'Halloween' movie

Autumn Classics Halloween Twitter Mocks Fox News For Suggesting Jamie Lee Curtis is a Gun Control Hypocrite: ‘Wow. Nailed Her’
Charles Bowen | 13 October, 2018, 00:35

Curtis, 59, has handled guns off and on in a number of Hollywood films over the past several decades, most notably in her latest appearance in the Halloween slasher film franchise, the trailer for which shows the actress wielding a number of different firearms à la the fictional Sara Conner in 1991's T2. The outlet argues that this is a glaring testament to her blatant hypocrisy. "But while Curtis is in favor of gun control legislation, she apparently isn't entirely anti-gun".

Beyond the central point of gun control, which is a debate still raging in pop culture and in all culture, Curtis also further drove home the point that she's playing a character, and characters exist in stories that are driven by conflict. "If you have a bevy of armed security officers protecting you, maybe you shouldn't be trying to strip Second Amendment rights from law-abiding citizens".

The Hollywood scream queen this week sparked debate over the contrast between her public statements on gun policy and her on-screen firearm use. "And they have to renew their license just like we do with automobiles - which are weapons also". "I don't know, but her gun-control suggestions are kind of in line with Ronald Reagan's (he supported waiting periods and a ban on assault weapons too)", said Gillespie. "I was very clear with the filmmakers that she used the weapons (that) were intended for self-defense for her and her family".

Curtis then went on the share that Laurie could have used a whole slew of weapons, but she wanted her character to only use weapons that are used for "self-defense". "I got to play with the original themes of Halloween", John Carpenter says here. But I am an actor for hire. "And honestly, if I had made my career as a pacifist actor, I would never have worked, ever".

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"But I have always been proud to represent women who fight back and fight back with intelligence, cunning and creativity, and who fight for their lives and their families' lives".

What do you make of Curtis' comments?

Before shooting the film, which premieres in theaters October 19, Ms. Curtis steered production away from her character stockpiling a cache of weapons, she told USA Today.

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