Jamie Lee Curtis is riding high on her Oscar win, and nobody can knock her down from that.
The star of Everything, Everywhere, All at Once was a guest on the Today show in early March to discuss her Oscar victory and life as the recipient of the prestigious award.
“The longing for attention and appreciation for your work is universal,” Curtis said. “Whatever job you do, you hope someone appreciates you. And this is a really lovely, shiny gesture of appreciation.”
For her work in Everything, Everywhere, All at Once, the 64-year-old performer won her first Academy Award.
“My mother and my father were both nominated for Oscars in different categories,” Curtis said. “I just won an Oscar!”
In a tearful victory speech, she praised her family and the fans of her “genre movies” when she first started making them in 1977.
When Curtis made a virtual appearance on the Today show with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on March 14, she expressed continued amazement.
“I never thought in a million years that I would have this couple days, and I’m very moved by the whole thing.”
Curtis revealed the endearing rationale behind her decision not to give the monument a name.
Curtis announced in 2021 that her youngest child, Ruby, then 26 years old, was transgender in honor of her daughter.
“In support of my daughter Ruby, I’m having them be a they/them,” the actor said. “I’m just going to call them ‘them’, they/them, and they are doing great.”
“They’re settling in.”
Jamie Lee has noted that when a youngster comes out as transgender, there is a very high learning curve.
“It’s speaking a new language,” she said. “It’s learning new terminology and words. I am new at it. I am not someone who is pretending to know much about it. And I’m going to blow it.”
“I’m going to make mistakes. I would like to try to avoid making big mistakes,” she continued.
“You still mess up, I’ve messed up today twice. We’re human.”
“But if one person reads this, sees a picture of Ruby and me and says, ‘I feel free to say this is who I am,’ then it’s worth it.”
Ruby is a member of a famous Hollywood family, but she has chosen a life behind the scenes instead, working as a video editor for a YouTube gaming personality.
“I knew Ruby had had a boyfriend. I knew that Ruby had used the word bi. But gender identity and sexual orientation — those are two separate things,” the two-time Golden Globe winner said.
Jamie, we’re overjoyed that you were victorious. It was about time, and it was much deserved.
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