Jamie Lee Curtis is a bona fide horror star, having made her film debut in the first installment of “Halloween” back in 1978.
Curtis, who stars in Fox’s new “Scream Queens” this season, is now taking her scary movie heritage one step further. In an episode of “Scream Queens” to be broadcast later this season, she will re-enact one of the most famous passages in movies: the shower scene from “Psycho.” That renowned scene starred Curtis’ mother, Janet Leigh, who died in 2004.
Curtis let the world know she was doing the scene this morning when she tweeted this picture:
Later, Curtis told Variety, “My entire life I have refused to step into the shower because it belongs to my mother. I have attempted to step out of the shadow of my parents for a long time.”
Variety adds: “But when she was presented with the scene, which appears in an episode written by Brad Falchuk, she agreed the time was finally right.
“‘It felt like they’re both gone [her parents], and enough time has passed,’ she said. ‘This role has appeared in my life. It’s unexpected and delightful.’”