Jamie Lee Curtis on guns: Supports both 2A, gun bans

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Twitter Mocks Fox News For Suggesting Jamie Lee Curtis is a Gun Control Hypocrite: ‘Wow. Nailed Her’

Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis has become quite the controversial figure as she makes the rounds promoting Halloween.

Jamie Lee Curtis on Wednesday fired back at a Fox News article that painted her as a hypocrite on guns because she pretends to use them in her movies but advocates for gun control in real life.

Speaking to USA Today, Curtis called the article "silly", particularly because it attempted to paint her on-screen gun use in a very specific way without digging deeper into her believes, which she acknowledged include both gun control and responsible gun use. She was "one of several Hollywood actors who use firearms in their films while preaching against them away from the set", it added. But I fully support the Bill of Rights.

We're still not entirely sure what the basis for the original article was, but it looks as though Curtis has been mindful of how Laurie and the weapons she uses will be shown in the new film. "And they have to renew their license just like we do with automobiles - which are weapons also".

While Curtis appeared in a number of films throughout the franchise, many wondered if she'd ever return to Halloween when it was announced Blumhouse was resurrecting the series. "For instance, I fully support an assault weapon ban, I fully support a bump stock ban", she continues.

"I'm vocal about common sense gun safety and gun laws".

"They're kind of reopening the case 40 years later, and trying to find new truths and new facts, and explore it in a different way, and maybe brings some things to light", says Andi Matichak, who plays Laurie Strode's granddaughter, Allyson. "I was very clear with the filmmakers that she used the weapons (that) were intended for self-defence for her and her family", she says.

Curtis then went on the share that Laurie could have used a whole slew of weapons, but she wanted her character to only use weapons that are used for "self-defense".

"I'm an actress who's in slasher movies", the original "Scream Queen" said. But I am an actor for hire.

Fans can enjoy the new score when Halloween hits theaters on October 19th. "And honestly, if I had made my career as a pacifist actor, I would never have worked, ever".

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