Even though Jamie Lee Curtis made a name for herself as Hollywood’s first Scream Queen, she admits that she’s always been terrified to watch horror flicks, even when she’s starring in them. When Jamie played Laurie Strode in Halloween, she said that it was incredibly hard to watch, although she knew “exactly what was going to happen.”
“I don’t like being scared,” Jamie said in a recent interview with People. “I watch movies, truly, with a blanket.” She also joked that all of her friends are the same way too. “There’s not a friend of mine [who doesn’t get scared easily by horror films],” she said.
Not only are horror movies not the actress’ favorite films to watch, but she also doesn’t like to see any suspenseful movies that have too many twists and turns. “If you interviewed anybody, they will tell you about a Downton Abbey episode and they’ll say to you, ‘Oh, no, no. Jamie can’t see it,'” she explained. “I am somewhat known for that within my circle of friends and family.”
Even “recreations of war zones,” can be a bit too scary for Jamie to watch. To get through the film, she would sometimes “sing Au Clair de la Lune,” and it would help, but she’s always just been a “jumpy” person. “I’m just that person. And I have been since I was a little girl and I will be ’till the day I die,” she said.
Jamie added, “I will never understand it. Life is scary to me, I live in Southern California, I live in America. I’m a human in the world. There are threats everywhere. I am strong and capable and I’m prepared, but I do not understand why people like to be frightened.” Luckily, Jamie put her fears aside to star in the new Halloween sequel that premiered this month.