'He said no. I understand': Jamie Lee Curtis reveals Mike Myers rejected a Halloween cameo
Jamie Lee Curtis spills the beans on how Mike Myers turned down a humorous cameo for the iconic 'Halloween' series, and she opens up about her serious on-set relationship with her on-screen nemesis.
Jamie Lee Curtis (Source: CNN)
Oh, the hilarious confusion when two pop culture icons share a name! We’re talking about the inimitable Jamie Lee Curtis, her terrifying on-screen stalker Michael Myers, and... comedian Mike Myers?
When Jamie Tried to Blend Horror with Humor
The "Scream Queen" herself, Jamie Lee Curtis, recently revealed in a candid chat that she once tried to spice up the somber, spine-chilling atmosphere of the 'Halloween' series with a pinch of humor. And who better than the comedic genius Mike Myers to bring that to life? As reported by Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Curtis wanted the comedian to make a cheeky cameo in 'Halloween H2O', imagining a scene where the Austin Powers star simply strolls by her, making her do a double-take. Would audiences have relished this meld of genres? We may never know, as Myers didn't bite the bait. "He said no. I understand,” Curtis told Entertainment Weekly. Given Mike Myers' meteoric rise with the Austin Powers franchise, who could blame him for steering clear of a spooky pitstop?
While Jamie Lee Curtis returned to the Halloween universe after 20 years with the movie focusing on her character Laurie's life post her first traumatic encounter with Michael Myers, she had a vision. “I knew that if I made a movie 20 years later...she would turn it around. And go after [Michael Myers],” she once said on take2markTV.
Myers vs. Myers – The Comical Conundrum
For Mike Myers, life already had a comedic twist in store for him due to his notorious namesake. His entry into Saturday Night Live was a stellar moment, but even that joy was slightly dampened by the coincidence of sharing a name with cinema's most infamous killer. “Michael Myers, you’re not gonna kill me, are you?” a cashier once quipped to the comedian, as he recounted in an interview on Chris Van Vliet. It seems Jamie Lee Curtis wasn't the only one trying to bridge the two worlds!
Speaking of the actual Michael Myers, the killer that haunted our dreams and Jamie Lee Curtis's screen life, Curtis had quite a unique approach towards her co-star. "I stay away from Michael at all times. We don’t hang out. All of it has to be real and scary,” she revealed in an interview with Yahoo. Maintaining this eerie realism, Curtis has even refused to promote any movies with someone dressed as the fearsome Michael Myers. Her commitment to the role, keeping it authentic, and not trivializing the horror is perhaps what made her the unparalleled queen of the horror genre.
With Halloween approaching, these juicy revelations are only adding to the spine-chilling allure of this horror classic. Who knows what other behind-the-scenes secrets are yet to be unearthed?
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