Jamie Lee Curtis Helped Save Someone’s Life

Jamie Lee Curtis. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (5822247ee)

It is not unusual for films to inspire acts of heroism, and that is exactly what happened to a guy named Joseph Scott.

Joseph attended this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego for one specific purpose — to meet Jamie Lee Curtis.

The 59-year-old actress was at the event to promote the sequel to her 1978 thriller, Halloween. The film tells the story of serial killer, Michael Myers, who kills teenage babysitters on the night of Halloween. Eeek! The movie, which turns 40 this year, inspired Joseph how to act when an intruder came into his home.

Speaking to Jamie who was on the Halloween panel, Joseph revealed to the audience that he was at home when a stranger cut his phone line and broke into his house.

“Our dog, Duchess, bit up these knitting needles and I grabbed them out of the trash and I saw the guy with the knife on one side of the house. I was scared out of my mind and out of nowhere this thought came inside of me, ‘What would Jamie Lee Curtis do?’ I ran out, ran down to the neighbors, started screaming like you did in the movie. To make a long story short, I’m here today because of the way that you portrayed Laurie Strode. I’m a victor today instead of a victim.”

The actress was understandably moved to tears (we are too!) and spent time speaking with Joseph backstage following the panel.

Let’s see what Jamie Lee Curtis does in the new Halloween which comes out October 19th.