When Jamie Lee Curtis saw messages from some of her biggest fans this week, she was brought to tears.
The 63-year-old actress is currently promoting Halloween Ends, the final installment in the well-liked horror film series, which is also her most recent film.
Curtis made her acting debut in 1978 in John Carpenter’s Halloween, a feature-length film. She took on the role of Laurie Strode, a high school student who is the next person Michael Myers wants to kill on Halloween.
Myers can’t kill Strode, so she is saved and becomes one of the first “final girls” in slasher movies.
Curtis appeared as a returning cast member in Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills (2021), and Halloween Ends (2022).
Curtis established herself as a staple of both the Halloween series and the slasher subgenre as a whole. She later appeared in films like The Fog, Prom Night, Terror Train, and Roadgames as a leading lady.
Yes, Curtis’s admirers refer to her as the “Scream Queen” and the “Final Girl.”
In a video promoting the release of the new film, some of Curtis’s biggest fans thanked and praised her.
In a post on the official Halloween Instagram page, Curtis can be seen watching a video montage of her fans praising her as the “greatest” Final Girl in the world” in a post on the official Halloween Instagram page.
A fan says while gushing: “You mean a lot to myself, and horror fans and film fans across the world.”
“I love you, we love you, thank you,” another adds, as Curtis can be seen becoming more and more emotional.
“Thank you, guys,” Curtis says, before gesturing to the camera and saying: “Turn this f***ing thing off, I can’t…”
Then, when Curtis has settled down, she tells her fans, “It’s obviously hard, all of it is hard saying goodbye and nobody wants to say that. So, I won’t say that. I am just going to say thank you.
“It’s a legacy that I’m very, very proud is attached to me and one that I treat with a lot of respect. So, Happy Halloween everybody, God bless you all. Thank you for everything.”
Curtis also discussed how it felt to finally leave the role of Laurie behind in an essay for PEOPLE. “When I look scared in a movie, it’s because I am scared. I am scared right now, as I hang up my bell-bottoms and say goodbye to Halloween.
“Life is scary. But Laurie taught me that life can also be beautiful, filled with love and art and life! Thank you all for MINE!”
Halloween Ends is currently playing in theaters and is available on Peacock.