Jamie Lee Curtis admits she regrets ‘Halloween H20’ – “I was going to get a paycheck”
Jamie Lee Curtis has admitted that she regrets being part of Halloween H20.
The film, which was released in 1998 and directed by Steve Miner, is the seventh instalment in the Halloween film series and is a direct sequel to Halloween and Halloween II.
While Halloween H20 was initially conceived to be one big 20th-anniversary celebration, the film hasn’t lasted the test of time. While it succeeded at box office upon release, the film isn’t remembered as a classic. Now, Curtis has made the brutally honest admission that she regrets taking part in the film. “…to this day, I regret that I didn’t say to everyone, If Debra Hill’s not the one producing this movie, I’m not doing it,” she said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “But what ended up happening was, she wasn’t part of it, John [Carpenter] wasn’t part of it, and I was still part of it, and it was a machine going down the road.
“I was excited about it, and, honestly, I was going to be paid well. I hadn’t made any money on the Halloween franchise at all. I mean, really, in all of those years I hadn’t really made any money. It just gave me a lot of fame. And now I was going to get a paycheck.”