Genre icon Jamie Lee Curtis is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Variety Magazine along with her Scream Queens costar Emma Roberts, where she reveals an homage to Halloween that we can all look for in the second episode of the upcoming horror comedy series.
In addition to the striking image above, you can scroll down to view the full cover of the “scream team” and additional photos of the former Laurie Strode and her new costar featured in the publication, which also reveals exactly what her Halloween tribute in the second episode is going to be. (Spoiler ahead.)
Variety reports, “Watch the second episode closely, and you may see her tilt her head ever-so-slightly in an intentional nod to a certain killer from Halloween.”
“That’s just a little homage to all those people who loved that movie,” says Curtis. “It made me smile.”
Later in the article, Curtis adds, “I am not a trained person. I cannot do accents. You’re not going to hire me to play Marie Antoinette. I cannot sing. I can dance a little. I don’t do impressions. I’m not the Lea Michele level of talent. (But) I can tell a joke. I’m brave, I’m strong, I’m opinionated. I scare easily. I fight back. If you took every job I’ve ever done and boil it down, it’s going to boil down to be Scream Queens.”
After detailing a scene in which Curtis’s character Dean Muncsh cancels a school Halloween party, Variety describes the series, “Take Heathers, sprinkle in some Mean Girls, combine it with Halloween and a liberal dose of Friday the 13th — and you’ve got the formula for Scream Queens.”
From the creators of American Horror Story and Glee, the show also stars Emma Roberts (Scream 4, American Horror Story), Abigail Breslin (Maggie), Lea Michele (Glee), Keke Palmer (Masters of Sex), Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and pop singer Ariana Grande.
Scream Queens will have a 2-hour premiere on Tuesday, September 22 at 8pm.
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