“Halloween” actress Jamie Lee Curtis embraced an emotional fan at San Diego Comedian-Con on Friday after he shared how her character from the long-lasting horror movie saved his life throughout a house invasion.
The person spoke throughout a Q&A for her upcoming movie, additionally named “Halloween,” a direct sequel to the unique 1978 flick, the place he advised Curtis how he escaped a harrowing scenario during which somebody had reduce his cellphone line and tried to interrupt into his home.
“I used to be scared out of my thoughts and out of nowhere this thought got here within me, ‘What would Jamie Lee Curtis do?’” he mentioned in entrance of a whole bunch of followers in Comedian-Con’s Corridor H.
The fan mentioned Curtis’ character from the unique movie impressed him to make use of knitting needles in self-defense. He defined how he grabbed the needles out of the trash, noticed the person outdoors and ran screaming, very like the scream queen herself, to a neighbor’s home — and lived to inform the story.
“To make an extended story brief, I’m right here immediately due to the way in which that you simply portrayed Laurie Strode,” he mentioned, visibly choked up. “I’m a victor immediately as an alternative of a sufferer.
“I used to be scared out of my thoughts and out of nowhere this thought got here within me, ‘What would Jamie Lee Curtis do?’”
“You’re the one motive I got here to Comedian-Con this yr,” the person added.
Curtis, with out warning, left the stage to consolation the fan, giving him a hug and a kiss on the cheek, Selection reported.
“These sort of feelings are actual,” she mentioned.
His feedback echoed what Curtis had mentioned on the panel earlier concerning the upcoming movie’s significance in the way it permits her “Laurie Strode” character to reclaim her narrative 40 years after the traumatic occasions with Michael Myers in director John Carpenter’s film.
“That weirdly sufficient appears to be a little bit of a factor on the earth immediately,” Curtis mentioned because the room cheered.
The brand new movie, directed by David Gordon Inexperienced, is due in theaters Oct. 19.
The Related Press contributed to this report.