Tell us how you really feel, Jamie Lee Curtis!
The always-outspoken actress took to the podium on Friday, winning the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Publicists Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
As the New York Post reports, Curtis declared a “lively” speech in which she took publicity-eschewing stars to task.
“I believe in the freedom of the press. I believe that you have the right to ask me whatever question you want to ask me… And it is a dance that we have been doing for a very long time,” she declared.
“We figure it out, we dance together and it is a mutually beneficial dance because this is show business — this is show-off business,” the 60-year-old actress continued.
“But it is a business, and it is art and commerce coming together and it is a partnership,” she added. “Anyone who pretends like they disdain that portion of it is full of s**t!”
She went on to trash-talk media-shy stars who will only speak with the press about their projects. “They ‘don’t do press.’ They don’t talk to the press. Until they have a movie coming out… they are fraudulent! They are fraudulent,” she said. “The truth is this is the f**king game — this is how it’s played and I am proud to play it with you.”
Curtis knows of what she speaks. As the daughter of two of the biggest movie stars of their day — Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis — she grew up “watching them play the game,” and came to appreciate the differing ways they handled publicity.
Curtis was presented with the award by “Halloween” producer Jason Blum, and she hinted that last year’s “Halloween” sequel may not be the last time we see her facing off with a masked maniac.
“I am grateful to you,” she told Blum, “and I am looking forward to making a couple more with you — in the not-so-distant future.”