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In this interview conducted for the Herald, I chat to legendary Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis about returning to the role of Laurie Strode for the second time, again, for the new David Gordon Green-helmed Halloween movie. 

It’s been 40 years since Jamie Lee Curtis made her horror debut in Halloween, triggering a string of follow-up roles in 80s horror flicks Prom Night, Terror Train, The Fog and Halloween II.

Despite a long and successful career tackling a variety of other genres, Curtis has remained one of Hollywood’s favourite scream queens.

You might think Curtis has actively sought out the roles as a fan of the genre. But you’d be wrong. In fact, she hates scary movies.

“There is nothing I like about being scared. Nothing!” Curtis tells TimeOut. “I’m frightened by the cartoon show Archer. I scare easily. I just do. Disney movies scare me. Bambi scares me. I put pillows over my face and sing Clair de Lune.”