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Jamie Lee Curtis likens her 'Halloween' character to Christine Blasey Ford, as both endured 'trauma

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis likened the "trauma" her "Halloween" character endured at the hands of a killer to what Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford said happened to her in 1982. (Image source: ABC-TV video screenshot)

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis — best-known for her role as teenager Laurie Strode who is stalked by a masked killer in the classic horror flick "Halloween" — is out promoting the "direct sequel" to the original 1978 movie, also called "Halloween," which releases Oct. 19.

The new movie ignores the franchise's other sequels and portrays Strode as having waited 40 years so she can kill Michael Myers, Rolling Stone said.



Well, Curtis appeared on "The View" Monday to chat about the new "Halloween" — but a crucial portion of the conversation focused on trauma, which Curtis said her character endured and then suffered from over the course of her life.

She then linked Strode's trauma to the Christine Blasey Ford-Brett Kavanaugh controversy.

Ford recently accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting over 35 years ago when she was 15 and he was 17, throwing his already controversial Supreme Court nomination into chaos. Following their testimonies to the Senate Judiciary Committee in regard to the allegations, Kavanaugh was confirmed to the high court on Saturday.

What did Curtis say?

Curtis said "it happened to Laurie Strode in the movies, and here we are having a conversation, a global conversation about trauma and what effect that kind of trauma has on a person. And you guys talked about it earlier, about someone having it affect them their whole life. Christine Ford said this affected her."

She added: "And the heroine of 'Halloween' is a woman who suffered a trauma when she was 17 like Dr. Ford when she was 17. And it changed and shaped her life, and now she is taking back the power which is what all of these brave women have done."

(H/T: Newsbusters)

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