Jamie Lee Curtis Directs ‘Scream Queens’ Episode “Repunzel, Repunzel”
As the second season of Fox’s horror comedy Scream Queens rolls on, the upcoming episode entitled “Repunzel, Repunzel” was directed by genre icon and the show’s star Jamie Lee Curtis, who has documented her experience calling the shots through her social media accounts, posting a ton of cool behind-the-scenes photos from the set in recent weeks.
Halloween took on special meaning on the set of the series this year, as many of the crew members honored their leading lady by dressing up as Michael Myers.
Tuesday, November 15 was the last day of Curtis’s directing gig, and the experience inspired some fond memories from the set of her film debut in Halloween. “
On Instagram, Curtis posted: “Memories abound of 1978, 20 fun days with a bunch of young filmmakers making what now is legend but then was a no budget horror film about babysitters on Halloween. Thank you John Carpenter and Debra Hill for my career.”
Scream Queens airs on Tuesdays at 8pm on Fox, and “Repunzel, Repunzel” directed by Jamie Lee Curtis will premiere this Tuesday, December 6.
You can see some of our favorite behind-the-scenes posts from the set below!
Me as a director. “Do what I want or else.” Seems to be working. @screamqueensfox Memories abound of 1978, 20 fun days with a bunch of young filmmakers making what now is legend but then was a no budget horror film about babysitters on Halloween. Thank you John Carpenter and Debra Hill for my career. #lovemyjob🔪 📷Kim Gottlieb
In case you wondered if the crew shows up in costume on Halloween… the answer would be an enthusiastic Y E S! I wanted to be dressed as an old timey movie director with jodhpurs, boots, a beret, a megaphone and a whip. Sadly I had to accept only the props as I am in wardrobe for the scene except for the sensible shoes. @screamqueensfox #screamqueens #teamspirit
There’s a hackneyed expression, “But what I really want to do is direct.” Having been given this opportunity to direct an episode of @screamqueensfox has given me an insight that being an actor alone does not. I am highly aware of the amount of work that goes on to create movies and television. Being the director of that group of people gives you a new, incredibly grateful perspective. When all of it comes together and you have a really talented actor doing something on the screen that has been prepared by hundreds of people, it truly is exciting. This moment of me trying not to laugh at Bill Oberst Jr. and @kekepalmer was captured by our brilliant DP and friend @joaquin_sedillo What a lucky woman I am. @screamqueensfox #screamqueens
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