Jamie Lee Curtis honors late mom with 'Psycho' look at premiere

Jamie Lee Curtis channeled her mom Janet Leigh's Psycho character, Marion Crane, for the premiere of Halloween Kills. Photo by Rocco Spaziani/UPI
Jamie Lee Curtis channeled her mom Janet Leigh's "Psycho" character, Marion Crane, for the premiere of "Halloween Kills." Photo by Rocco Spaziani/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Jamie Lee Curtis honored her late mom, actress Janet Leigh, with a Psycho-inspired look at the premiere of her new film.

Curtis, 62, channeled Leigh's Psycho character, Marion Crane, for the Los Angeles premiere of Halloween Kills on Tuesday.


Curtis wore a short blonde wig, light blue belted dress, and accessorized by carrying a white shower curtain splattered with fake blood.

"Honoring my mother in ALL her gory... I meant glory! PREMIERE PARTY TIME! @halloweenmovie @seanjameshair @gracegraceahn @egunshor," Curtis captioned a photo of her look on Instagram.


Curtis told Entertainment Tonight at the premiere that she chose a blue dress after seeing Scarlett Johansson's portrayal of Leigh in the film Hitchcock.

"I am honoring my beautiful late mama, Janet Leigh, but... it's a little more meta than that," Curtis said. "I am actually going as Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh in the movie Hitchcock. So it's meta because we never knew what color Janet Leigh's dress was because it was a black-and-white movie."

"But now because of the Hitchcock movie, we know it was pale blue," she added. "I was worried you would see this and just think I looked like a '50s housewife. So I thought, you know, maybe I need a little bloody shower curtain."

Curtis is the daughter of Leigh, who died at age 77 in 2004, and actor Tony Curtis.

In Halloween Kills, Curtis and Nick Castle reprise their roles as Laurie Strode and Michael Myers. The film is the 12th installment in the Halloween franchise and co-stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton and Anthony Michael Hall.

Halloween Kills opens in theaters Friday and will start streaming on Peacock the same day.


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