She wanted to stay and talk more.
With her new Halloween film earning rave reviews, scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis was in Dublin to promote her latest duel against Michael Myers and after attending the Dublin premiere, the actress joined Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show couch for a very candid chat.
Granted, most interviews with celebrities and famous actors are pleasant and upbeat, but the Trading Places and True Lies actress had a refreshing honesty that you rarely see.
At times, it felt like there was no subject that was taboo or off limit. For example, she was happy to talk about the relationship – a distant one – that she had with her father, Tony Curtis.
Aside from this, the Golden Globe-winning actress was extremely frank about her addiction to opioids, how she’s not interested in what she looks like, and the parallels between her character’s story in the Halloween movies and the women who have spoken out as part of the Me Too movement.
As you can see below, her discussion about opioids and drug addiction is excellent.
Aside from her incredibly impressive career as an actress, the star of A Fish Called Wanda is also a renowned author that has published 13 children’s books.
In her latest book, Me, Myselfie & I: A Cautionary Tale, she warns about the dangers of narcissism and how people have become addicted to their phones.
“We’ve become obsessed with ourselves and that’s wrong. Our children see us looking at ourselves. All we do is look at phones and look at ourselves. That’s wrong. The world is what we have to look at and if we’re constantly looking at ourselves, and our children are doing this, it’s an epidemic in the world.”
She adds: “Nothing changes, unless something changes. As Gandhi said: ‘Be the change you want to see in the world.’ So, if you don’t want to have an 11-18-year-old kid, you know, addicted to their phone, then say ‘we’re going to implement a new rule in our house, where you literally get a box and put all the phones in it.”
At the end of the interview, the actress seemed somewhat surprised that her segment was over because she clearly wanted to stay on the couch and keep talking.
This being said, her appearance left a memorable impression on those that were watching.
Jamie Lee Curtis has amazing energy for social change, fair play to her for using so much of her interview to talk about trauma and addiction #latelate
It’s a pity the #latelate abandoned the shared couch of the Gaybo era. Jamie Lee was keen to do more and it could have been interesting to see her interact with Francis Brennan and the other guests. #LateLateShow
No BS attitude by Jamie Lee Curtis. What you see is what you get. I like it #LateLate
Loving the honesty and integrity of Jamie Lee Curtis. #latelate
Ryan cutting short that interview with Jamie Lee Curtis, who was surprised at him doing so, shows up how much #LateLateShow is in need of an overhaul. Reduce the length of each show, cut the no of guests & spend more time with the guests,especially when the likes of Curtis is on
Jamie Lee Curtis is an absolute legend and more honest than I ever expected #LateLateShow
#LateLate Jamie Lee Curtis, what a fabulous person. Halloween is one of my favourite movies. Can’t wait for the latest installment!
Here’s the actress talking about the #MeToo movement.
She’s a truly fascinating guest.