“He isn’t the only who saved show business”: Oscar Winner Jamie Lee Curtis Unhappy With Tom Cruise’s $1.4B Top Gun 2 Saving Hollywood, Claims She’s Equally Responsible Too

“He isn’t the only who saved show business”: Oscar Winner Jamie Lee Curtis Unhappy With Tom Cruise’s $1.4B Top Gun 2 Saving Hollywood, Claims She’s Equally Responsible Too
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Veteran actor Jamie Lee Curtis has enjoyed her most successful year in films in 2022. The star is riding high this awards season and culminated it with a well-deserved Oscar win for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Everything Everywhere All At Once. The film went on to bag all the top awards including Best Film, Best Director for The Daniels, and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Michelle Yeoh. Before the big Academy Awards weekend, Jamie Lee Curtis appeared on The Late Late Show with James Cordon. The True Lies actor discussed her chances of winning, the beauty of the film’s script, and many other topics including their contender in the Best Film Category, Top Gun: Maverick.

Jamie Lee Curtis
Oscar Winner Jamie Lee Curtis

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Jamie Lee Curtis Challenges Tom Cruise’s “Savior” tag

Jamie Lee Curtis has always been known for her affable and humorous personality off-screen. But the Knives Out star has also been honest and vocal about her opinions regarding films and actors. The celebrity used the show as a platform to take a tongue-in-cheek dig at Tom Cruise for being called Hollywood’s savior for his massive blockbuster, Top Gun: Maverick. Curtis jokingly expressed her views in a direct-indirect fashion regarding this statement saying,


“I’m not here to talk about the fact that my movies have made $2.5 billion in the box office and that Tom Cruise isn’t the only one who saved show business”

Jamie Lee Curtis in Everything Everywhere All At Once

While it is still unclear which films Curtis was referring to, there is no doubt that the actor has been part of multiple huge hits that have taken her career to great heights while also giving Hollywood its repute. Starting with her debut in 1978 with Halloween, the celebrity starred in big commercial films like Freaky Friday, True Lies, and Knives Out which all enjoyed profitable returns at the box office. Speaking against the reliance on one celebrity, Jamie Lee Curtis went on to say that there was room for many iconic actors to save the day for cinema.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Shares Warm Words for James Cordon

Actor Jamie Lee Curtis moved on from her witty opinions on Hollywood royalty to speak about her experience in Everything Everywhere All At Once. Lauding the efforts of the directors and her co-actors Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu, the veteran exuded confidence and said that the film will be considered by audiences and critics as the best work of 2022. Curtis also expressed her heartfelt wishes to host James Cordon who will complete his contract with The Late Late Show after a successful 8-year tenure. The Freaky Friday star was emotional in her praise and said,


“I’m here because you’re a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful human being. You’re a great f*king host and we’re going to miss you. I’ve been here with you many times, and you are just a great human being and that is the only reason I came here.”

Jamie Lee Curtis with James Cordon on The Late Late Show with James Cordon

Jamie Lee Curtis shares a wonderful acting history with her mother, famous actor Janet Leigh who is known for her iconic Oscar-nominated performance in Psycho.

Everything Everywhere All at Once can be streamed on Showtime with an Amazon Prime membership.

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Source: Insider




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