Jamie Lee Curtis is firing back at a Fox News article that painted her as a hypocrite for brandishing firearms in the upcoming reboot of “Halloween” while being among the many “Hollywood liberals” calling for stricter gun control laws in the U.S.
It didn’t take long for the 59-year-old actress to respond, and she fired back with both barrels.
“It was just silly, because they were trying to make a point without ever asking me what I really think. And what I think might surprise them,” she tells USA Today.
“I am vocal about common-sense gun safety and gun laws. For instance, I fully support an assault weapon ban, I fully support a bump stock ban,” she continues. “I fully support the Bill of Rights. And fully support the Second Amendment. And have absolutely no problem with people owning firearms if they have been trained, licensed, a background check has been conducted, a pause button has been pushed to give time for that process to take place. And they have to renew their license just like we do with automobiles — which are weapons also.”
As Curtis explains, she’s an actress and Halloween is make-believe, and actors obviously don’t have the same values, political views and/or moral codes of the characters they portray.
“They knew that Laurie was going to be someone who used firearms. And I think there were myriad types of firearms that could have been used in the movie. I was very clear with the filmmakers that she used the weapons (that) were intended for self-defence for her and her family,” she says.
“I’m an actress who’s in slasher movies,” Curtis continues. “I have to be responsible for my own personal choices in my own personal life. 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. 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.”