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Jamie Lee Curtis says her late mother Janet Leigh would have been ‘really upset’ by #MeToo movement


Jamie Lee Curtis says her late mother Janet Leigh would have been ‘really upset’ by #MeToo movement in Hollywood


Jamie Lee Curtis said her late mother Janet Leigh would have been ‘really upset’ by the #MeToo movement that has swept Hollywood the last four years.

The 62-year-old actress spoke with Interview magazine in a chat with fellow actress Melanie Griffith about the entertainment industry and their family backgrounds in it.

The discussion on the topic came as Curtis and Griffith spoke about their respective mothers, Leigh and Tippi Hedren, 91, and their work with the late Alfred Hitchcock.

The latest: Jamie Lee Curtis, 62, said her late mother Janet Leigh would have been ‘really upset’ by the #MeToo movement that has swept Hollywood the last four years. She was snapped last month in LA 

Griffith, 64, told Curtis, ‘I don’t know how he was with your mom, but he apparently was not very good with my mom,’ about five years after Hedren said in her 2016 memoir Tippi that Hitchcock had sexually assaulted and harassed her in the 1960s.

Curtis said she didn’t think her mother ‘would have ever acknowledged if there was any bad behavior’ in the entertainment industry due to her unrealistic optimism about it and the people in it.

‘She was, it’s a bad term, but kind of Pollyannaish about the industry,’ Curtis said. ‘I think the #MeToo movement would have really upset her.

‘It’s not fair to unpack that, because she’s dead and I’m going to put words in her mouth, but knowing her, I think she would not say that he misbehaved in any way. But it’s interesting that maybe our mothers were in competition with each other.’

Curtis said she didn't think her mother 'would have ever acknowledged if there was any bad behavior' in the entertainment industry due to her unrealistic optimism about it and the people in it. She was snapped in LA earlier this month

Curtis said she didn’t think her mother ‘would have ever acknowledged if there was any bad behavior’ in the entertainment industry due to her unrealistic optimism about it and the people in it. She was snapped in LA earlier this month

The discussion on the topic came as Curtis and Griffith spoke about their respective mothers, Leigh (pictured) and Tippi Hedren, and their work with Alfred Hitchcock. Leigh and Hitchcock were seen on the 1960 set of Psycho

The discussion on the topic came as Curtis and Griffith spoke about their respective mothers, Leigh (pictured) and Tippi Hedren, and their work with Alfred Hitchcock. Leigh and Hitchcock were seen on the 1960 set of Psycho

Curtis said she doubted Leigh ‘would ever have acknowledged anything, because from her standpoint, she was just grateful,’ as ‘that was very much her take.

‘I think she would have looked at it as, “That was just the way it was,”‘ Curtis said.

Hitchcock was ‘very psychologically crazy’ with Hedren, Griffith said, illustrating the differences in the time frames involved.

‘You know, she was of the #MeToo movement, and it was not accepted at that time,’ Griffith said. ‘She was shunned and he made sure that she was shunned.’

Curtis recently paid homage to her late mother, who died in October of 2004 at 77 following a battle with vasculitis, by dressing up as her Psycho character of Marion Crane for the Halloween Kills premiere.

Curtis’s new film Halloween Kills can be seen in both theaters and on the streaming service Peacock Premium. 

Curtis said she doubted Leigh 'would ever have acknowledged anything, because from her standpoint, she was just grateful,' as 'that was very much her take'

Curtis said she doubted Leigh ‘would ever have acknowledged anything, because from her standpoint, she was just grateful,’ as ‘that was very much her take’

Throwback: Curtis was snapped with her late parents Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh in 1985

Throwback: Curtis was snapped with her late parents Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh in 1985 

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