Jamie Lee Curtis has been active in Hollywood for around six decades. In her long and successful career, she has acted in several critically acclaimed and commercially successful films. She is the daughter of actor Tony Curtis and actress Janet Leigh, two big names of their times.
Recently, there has been a focus on the actors and actresses in Hollywood who are a product of nepotism. At the 2023 SAG Awards, the 64-year-old actress made fun of it by calling herself a “nepo baby“. So let’s find out in detail about what Jamie said at the ceremony.
Jamie Lee Curtis Talks At The SAG Awards
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis has made a name for herself with her sheer hard work and the right choices. However, there are times when she is called the product of nepotism and the advantages she had because of it.
At the 2023 SAG Awards, the ‘Halloween‘ actress talked about her early days in Hollywood in the traditional ‘I Am An Actor‘ opening segment of the ceremony. She said that she was fired from her first project titled ‘Petticoat.’
Calling herself a “nepo baby“, Curtis said that it allowed her to audition for the classic horror film ‘Halloween’ which turned out to be a landmark of her career.
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Curtis Has Addressed Nepotism In The Past
Last year December, an article was published that mapped the list of actors who are a product of nepotism in Hollywood. Curtis has criticized the labeling of artists with these monikers.
Taking to social media, Curtis wrote: “I’ve never understood, nor will I, what qualities got me hired that day, but since my first two lines on Quincy as a contract player at Universal Studios to this last spectacular creative year some 44 years later, there’s not a day in my professional life that goes by without my being reminded that I am the daughter of movie stars.”
She acknowledged her privileges but slammed the notion that nepotism products are not talented or don’t work hard in their careers.
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