Jamie Lee Curtis has revealed how she defiantly refused to make use of physique prosthetics to play a downtrodden character in her upcoming movie The whole lot All At As soon as.
Shot simply earlier than the coronavirus lockdowns swept the nation, the movie options Jamie Lee as a stern-looking IRS auditor in a tight-fitting and unflattering polo neck that reveals off the star’s tummy.
The 63-year-old actress, who declined to make use of a prosthetic for the character’s midriff, uploaded an Instagram photograph of herself in character with a candid caption about letting her stomach out for the function after ‘sucking in my abdomen since I used to be 11.’
Candid: Jamie Lee Curtis unveiled a primary look this week of her character within the movie The whole lot All At As soon as, which allowed her to let her stomach out after ‘sucking my abdomen in since I used to be 11’
Jamie Lee is pictured in character sitting in her cubicle sporting a distinctly unimpressed expression and holding a half-eaten cookie.
‘WELL…. right here we GO!’ she crowed in her Instagram caption. ‘Two years in the past we made this film proper up till the day the world shut down. We simply completed in time. It is a Magical Thriller Tour of a film and I am so excited to see it tomorrow at its premiere opening the @sxsw competition. @everythingeverywheremovie @a24.’
Jamie Lee, whose mother and father have been Some Like It Scorching heartthrob Tony Curtis and Psycho star Janet Leigh, wrote: ‘I am proud to introduce you to Deirdre Beaubeirdra.’
She described her character as an ‘IRS auditor’ in addition to the ‘nemesis and bae’ of Michelle Yeoh’s main character Evelyn Wang.
Pin-up: Jamie Lee – who claims to have been sucking in her tummy since she was 11 – was recognized within the 80s for her athletic determine (Pictured above within the 1985 movie Good)
‘On this planet, there’s an trade – a billion-dollar, trillion-dollar trade – about hiding issues,’ she added. ‘Concealers. Physique-shapers. Fillers. Procedures. Clothes. Hair equipment. Hair merchandise. The whole lot to hide the truth of who we’re. And my instruction to everyone was: I would like there to be no concealing of something.’
Jamie Lee revealed: ‘I have been sucking my abdomen in since I used to be 11, once you begin being aware of boys and our bodies, and the denims are tremendous tight. I very particularly determined to relinquish and launch each muscle I had that I used to clench to cover the truth. That was my objective.’
The Halloween star dished: ‘I’ve by no means felt extra free creatively and bodily I am unable to wait for everyone to see the BRILLIANCE of Ms.Yeoh and @kehuyquan @stephaniehsuofficial @martialclubofficial @andyle_official @dunkwun.’
One of many administrators of the movie, Daniel Kwan, just lately informed Leisure Weekly that Jamie Lee was not sporting a prosthetic abdomen for the function.
Stylish to the hilt: Jamie Lee is pictured in a glamorous facet attending the opening gala for the Academy Museum Of Movement Footage in Los Angeles final 12 months
‘Everybody assumes that her stomach within the film is a prosthetic, nevertheless it’s really her actual stomach. She was grateful that she was allowed to only let it out,’ he stated.
His co-director Daniel Scheinert additionally supplied a glimpse into Jamie Lee’s strategy of getting ready for the sci-fi comedy.
‘Instantly after signing up, she would textual content us pictures of bizarre outfits and peculiar hairdos,’ he shared with the journal.
Bombshell: The actress as seen within the 1985 film Good displaying off her athletic determine
‘There was one photograph of an IRS auditor that Dan Kwan had discovered on-line – I imply, perhaps she labored in a DMV, I do not know – however this one photograph, Jamie was like: “That is unimaginable, please let me be her – please, please, please, please.” And that photograph grew to become the reference for the hairdo and the outfit.’
Throughout an interview with Extra journal years in the past, Jamie Lee frankly mentioned how fixated her film star mom was on staying svelte.
‘I believe essentially the most sophisticated relationship my mom had, each loving and infrequently merciless, was together with her personal physique,’ stated Jamie Lee.
Throwback: Jamie Lee had ‘been sucking my abdomen in since I used to be 11, once you begin being aware of boys and our bodies, and the denims are tremendous tight’; pictured aged 19 in 1978
Throwback: Throughout an interview with Extra, Jamie Lee mentioned how fixated her film star mom Janet Leigh was on staying svelte; Janet is pictured within the 1960 traditional Psycho
‘Her face was undeniably stunning, like a shot of one thing sturdy, and her physique – that physique was the chaser. She was intoxicating.’
Jamie Lee mirrored: ‘Like anybody who turns into well-known for what they appear like, when that commodity begins to vary, the connection with it deteriorates.’
She dished: ‘Her associates famous her slimness by calling her Hen Legs, and my mom was extremely proud that she returned to her 20-inch waist mere weeks after pregnancies; she judged different actresses whose our bodies grew and softened.’