Jamie Lee Curtis talks getting same Academy nomination as her mom: ‘A beautiful link’
Jamie Lee Curtis and her late mother have more in common than meets the eye.
while speaking to the people In an interview on Saturday, the actress revealed what it’s like to be nominated for this year’s Academy Awards in the same category as her late mother, Janet Leigh, once was.
“You know, I didn’t think about it,” Curtis, 64, told the outlet during the Independent Spirit Awards.
“I mean, I knew it, I was aware of it. I never thought this would happen. Like my parents and their fame and their stardom was so great that I never felt like I would be anywhere near that level. This is a beautiful link. It is a matter of lineage.”
This year, Curtis was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
If she wins, it will be her first Oscar.
In 1961, her mother was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Marion Crane in the famous Alfred Hitchcock thriller, “Psycho”. She eventually lost the category to Shirley Jones for her role in the film “Elmer Gentry”.
After being nominated for this year’s Academy Awards, the “Halloween” actress admitted she never thought she’d be here, as she once recalled selling the probiotic yogurt, Activia, in commercials.
“I am 64 years old. I have been an actor since the age of 19,” she said AP Entertainment last month “I made horror movies and sold yogurt that makes you happy. I never thought that I would hear my name at the Oscars.
However, even though Curtis didn’t win an Oscar the following week, she won an award in a similar category for “Female Actor in a Supporting Role” at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, which made her think of her mother. and father, actor Tony Curtis, she told PEOPLE.
“Definitely at the SAG Awards, I thought about my parents,” the “Freaky Friday” actress said. “They were there. I wore the ring that my dad gave to my mom. I found it in a drawer, and I thought, ‘I’m going to wear my parents’ wedding ring to the SAG Awards.’ He was a SAG member. It was wonderful. “
Leigh passed away in 2004, aged 77, after a battle with vasculitis, an “inflammation of the blood vessels”. Mayo Clinic. His father died a few years later, in 2010, at the age of 85 of a heart attack.
During his monologue speech at this year’s 2023 SAG Awards, He joked As for being a “Nepo baby,” a new term has been coined to describe big payers in the entertainment industry who may have benefited from their family being in the same field of work.
The actress poked fun at the fact that she had a SAG card when she was 19, and starred in an ABC TV series called “Operation Petticoat,” which was based on a movie that featured His father acted.
Curtis isn’t the only “Everything Everything All at Once” cast member up for the Oscars next weekend.
In total, the film is up for 11 nominations in various categories, including star Michelle Yeoh, who is now the first Asian nominee for Best Actress in Academy history.