Jamie Lee Curtis joked about the aftermath of discrimination during her monologue at the 2023 SAG Awards.
As the ceremony kicked off Sunday night, the “Halloween Ends” star, 64, made a witty remark about being the daughter of late movie stars Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.
“I got my SAG card at 19 when I signed a 7 year deal with Universal Studios and starred in the ABC TV series ‘Operation Petticoat’ based on my father Tony Curtis’ movie — nepo baby. — Show in,” Jamie Lee said as the audience in Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles burst into laughter.
The “Everything Everywhere All at Once” actress said she was fired from the TV show a year later. However, the end of her role made her part of one of the biggest horror franchises in history.
“But the good news is that if I hadn’t been fired from ‘Operation Petticoat’ I wouldn’t have been able to audition for a small, off-budget horror movie called ‘Halloween’.”
Jamie Lee adds, “The current conversation about nepo babies is designed to try to demean, humiliate and abuse. For the record, I have traveled 44 years with the associated advantages and reputation that resonate with me.
“I’m not pretending I don’t have any. Trying to tell me I’m not worth it myself,” she concludes.
Jamie Lee’s comments about nepotism came two months later. Vulture posted an article. Shame on everyone in Hollywood who has benefited from being the child of famous parents.
Some of the names include Lottie Moss, Kate Moss’s half-sister; O’Shea Jackson Jr., son of rapper Ice Cube; and Lily Allen, daughter of actor Keith Allen and filmmaker Alison Owen.
Although Jamie Lee has made a name for himself. But many believe her famous parents could help her get there.
James Lee’s father, Tony, has acted in more than 100 films and made numerous TV appearances during his 60-year career. She has appeared in a number of successful films, including “Little Women,” “Angels in the Outfield,” “Scaramouche,” “Houdini” and “The Black Shield of Falworth.”
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