"I fully accept outing those people for the hypocrisy.”
Jamie Lee Curtis has been dealing with an entity hiding behind a mask for four decades, but there is one menace in particular that she feels should be exposed; closeted anti-gay politicians.
The actress is currently starring in the critically acclaimed whodunit "Knives Out," and during her press junket she addressed not only rumors about her own sexuality but made it clear she doesn't appreciate hypocrisy.
Curtis spoke to the queer publication Pride Source about, among other things, the sexuality of Laurie Strode, her iconic final girl from the Horror franchise Halloween. The publication asked the actress if she ever felt Laurie was a lesbian, she quickly dismissed that question, but still had an answer.
“I don’t think it’s anybody’s business what people’s sexuality is, to be perfectly honest,” she says. “I find it like a reverse discrimination.”
She recalls a time when she herself was approached by someone of the same-sex in her youth.
“I did not know any gay kids growing up, but I was propositioned in school once by a girl. I was at boarding school and I remember I rejected her advance and, you know, that didn’t go well. She made a point of making that an issue for me at school a little bit.”
As for people who chose to remain in the closet, she says that's their choice unless, “you legislate anti-gay legislation but are gay. I fully accept outing those people for the hypocrisy.”
The actress has been a huge LGBT ally and is even making a film about Sara Cunningham, an Oklahoma mother who struggled with her son's coming out but eventually started a non-profit called Free Mom Hugs, an organization that supports the queer community.
Curtis purchased the rights to Cunningham's memoir “How We Sleep at Night," of which she is adapting into a major motion picture.
“We’re in the final script,” Curtis said, “and then hopefully we will be making it next year.”