Quote: "We've been working on the show for a long time, and today it's being born. And I've got to tell you, if you don't think that I am so grateful at 56 years old to have this job at this moment in my life, when... I've done advertising for people and I've done some really terrible movies and TV shows just to live my life. I just woke up this morning weeping at this moment in my life. At this moment for me." Veteran actress Jamie Lee Curtis is thankful for the opportunity to star in Ryan Murphy's new TV drama Scream Queens, which premiered in the U.S. on Tuesday night (22Sep15).
Quote: "I was going to pick up food... and I saw a parking spot, I pulled over my car. There were people standing there and I put the car in park and all of a sudden, the car doors open and these two people get in my car. And at first I was like, 'Wow, what the... are you doing?' and the woman looks at me and goes, 'You are Uber (car service)...?' They were from the Czech Republic... and it was just that moment where then they looked at me and then the guy in the back seat looked at me (funnily) and then I think he realised it was me..." Veteran actress Jamie Lee Curtis had an awkward run-in with a pair of tourists in Los Angeles recently after they confused her with a cab driver.
Quote: "You need to have a crowbar under your bed, because, if, for instance, here in California, we have an earthquake, you wanna be able to get out the door, and if the door lintel shifts during an earthquake you can't actually open the door." Actress Jamie Lee Curtis sleeps with a crowbar under her bed just in case of an emergency.
Fact: Hollywood star Jamie Lee Curtis and funnyman Rob Reiner are set to portray Zooey Deschanel's divorced parents on her hit U.S. comedy New Girl, according to Eonline.com. The Thanksgiving-themed episode will air around the holiday in November (12).
Fact: Veteran actress Jamie Lee Curtis is reuniting with her Freaky Friday co-star Mark Harmon for a guest appearance on his hit TV crime series Ncis. The episode, in which she stars as a psychiatrist, will air in the U.S. on Tuesday (21Feb12).
Quote: "I call it custodial parenting. Our needs were met, they showed up to things, but there wasn't a bond, there wasn't an intimacy. Now, unfortunately... we have become over-parenting people, I'm a recovering over-parenting person. (But) I have a wonderful relationship with my daughter and son." Actress Jamie Lee Curtis smothered her children with love after growing up estranged from her late father Tony Curtis.
Quote: "I like softness in a woman. Why would we want to have the arms of Linda Hamilton in Terminator? I want my granddaughter to lay on me, because grandma feels nice and cuddly. I don't want to be skinny." Actress Jamie Lee Curtis doesn't want to be bony.
Quote: "Wherever I am these days, people come up to me and tell me about their bowel movement." Jamie Lee Curtis on the fall-out of promoting yogurt in a U.S. TV commercial.
Quote: "Our dissatisfaction with what we look like has reached epidemic proportions. Just look around you: People don’t look right. Lips, eyes, hair, weaves, implants. It’s a freak show being fed by the business it generates - a modern day Surgical Industrial Complex." Jamie Lee Curtis fears Hollywood is becoming a plastic surgery circus full of freaks.
Fact: Reggae star Ziggy Marley has recruited Paul Simon, Jack Johnson and Willie Nelson to collaborate on his first children's album FAMILY TIME. Bob Marley's eldest son has also enlisted his mother RITA as well as actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who will narrate two stories on the CD, due in May (09).
Quote: "I think I wrote, 'May your days be filled with rainbows and sunshine.' I swear, it was something as lame as that." Actress Jamie Lee Curtis regrets what she wrote in her first fan autograph.
Fact: The $9 million (GBP4.8 million) raised at a star-studded gala dinner and concert for Barack Obama in Los Angeles on Tuesday (16Sep08) was the biggest one-off sum ever handed over to a U.S. presidential candidate. Jodie Foster, Leonardo Dicaprio and Jamie Lee Curtis were among the Obama supporters who paid $28,500 (GBP15,400) to dine with the politician and Barbra Streisand performed at the after-dinner concert.
Quote: "The reason why we age is to remind us that we don't have time to waste... Don't think you have forever. Do what you need to do and start it now." Actress Jamie Lee Curtis isn't a fan of timewasters.
Quote: "I attempted various types of plastic surgery, minutely but enough to stave off this encroaching middle-aged body. And every time I did, something went wrong. I felt misshapen, just not natural any more. I think it was a big stimulator of my drug abuse." Actress Jamie Lee Curtis discloses details of her mid-life crisis and drug addiction.
Quote: "I've done movies I didn't care about my entire life. The quality ones are an accident." Actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
Quote: "Get the picture. Go to the police department, thank them for arresting you, frame the picture and put it up in your kitchen." Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, a former drug addict, advises drink drivers to thank the police officers who caught them out.
Quote: "You'll never see me in the front row of a fashion show. I'm uninterested in it; I find it trivial and banal and boring." Jamie Lee Curtis dislikes fashion.
Fact: "When I look around and see how unnatural people look, I think I have finally found what beauty is." Jamie Lee Curtis is proud she lost 20 pounds (9.1 kilograms) through dieting over the last two years.
Quote: "There are so many actresses now with that waxy forehead... It's bizarre to me. People looks like freaks." Jamie Lee Curtis on her dislike for plastic surgery and Botox injections.
Quote: "It was about facing your demons. My character's soul was taken from her, but even if you die you can get your soul back." Jamie Lee Curtis on her horror film HALLOWEEN H20.
Quote: "One of the best things about being famous is making our parents so proud. They swap press cuttings about us and my dad even got to chat up Jamie Lee Curtis." Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan is pleased his parents are reaping the benefits of his fame.
Fact: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis has published her seventh picture book IS THERE REALLY A HUMAN RACE?.