Jamie Lee Curtis shuts down Sunrise star in 'awkward' interview

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Jamie Lee Curtis wasn’t in the mood for Sunrise showbiz correspondent Steve Hargrave on Thursday morning.

The American-born A-lister, 63, spoke to the breakfast program to promote her latest screamfest, Halloween Ends, and was left less than impressed by his corny gags. 

Famed for her roles in horror flicks, Steve began the segment by giving the scream queen a ‘proper Halloween intro’ playing the franchise’s famous theme on a mini keyboard.

Jamie Lee Curtis (pictured) wasn't in the mood for Sunrise showbiz correspondent Steve Hargrave on Thursday morning

The American-born A-lister, 63, spoke to the breakfast program to promote her latest screamfest, Halloween Ends, and was left less than impressed by Steve Hargrave's (pictured) corny gags

Jamie Lee Curtis (left) wasn’t in the mood for Sunrise showbiz correspondent Steve Hargrave (right) on Thursday morning. The American-born A-lister, 63, spoke to the breakfast program to promote her latest screamfest, Halloween Ends, and was left less than impressed by his corny gags.

But despite his best efforts, the Hollywood legend quickly snapped back. 

‘That was a fail,’ she said after Steve messed up a few notes, adding: ‘That was a complete fail’.

Steve explained he’d been ‘practising for days’ before trying to scare her with spooky sound effects.      

He attempted to trick her into believing someone had broken into her house, before he put on a Michael Myers mask from the film Halloween.

Famed for her roles in horror flicks, Steve began the segment by giving the scream queen a'proper Halloween intro' playing the film series famous theme on a mini keyboard. Pictured at her Hollywood walk of fame hand and footprint ceremony in LA

Famed for her roles in horror flicks, Steve began the segment by giving the scream queen a ‘proper Halloween intro’ playing the film series famous theme on a mini keyboard. Pictured at her Hollywood walk of fame hand and footprint ceremony in LA

Jamie made her feature film debut playing teenage babysitter Laurie Strode in John Carpenter's seminal slasher film Halloween. She's again reprising the role in Halloween Ends (pictured)

Jamie made her feature film debut playing teenage babysitter Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s seminal slasher film Halloween. She’s again reprising the role in Halloween Ends (pictured)

But clearly an old pro, the mother-of-two calmly said ‘oh boy’ before revealing she’s not scared at all.

‘Yeah, you know what, darling? Let me just say this. You know, it’s gone a little… [The mask] actually looks kind of silly on you. It’s not scary to me at all.

‘Michael has no personality. He’s not like this cute dude with a beard and earpods sticking out of his ears with a really sad little music maker. He’s a monster, and you’re not a monster,’ she added.

Steve then asked if he should ‘stick to his day job’ to which Jamie responded: ‘Without question – because apparently, you’re good at it!’   

Curtis originated the role of babysitter Laurie Strode, who becomes the the target of Myers' killing sprees

Curtis originated the role of babysitter Laurie Strode, who becomes the the target of Myers’ killing sprees

Jamie made her feature film debut playing teenage babysitter Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s seminal slasher film Halloween.

After Jamie left, Steve chatted to fellow Sunrise star Edwina Bartholomew. 

‘Steve, you tried to scare her, the unscareable woman – she wasn’t having a bar of it?’ Eddy asked.

‘I get used to scaring people with this face, I can’t help it,’ he joked.

Iconic: The decades-long franchise began in 1978 with John Carpenter's iconic film Halloween, which gave fear-stricken audiences their first look at the infamous Michael Myers. Curtis (pictured) originated the role of babysitter Laurie Strode, who becomes the the target of Myers' killing sprees

Iconic: The decades-long franchise began in 1978 with John Carpenter’s iconic film Halloween, which gave fear-stricken audiences their first look at the infamous Michael Myers. Curtis (pictured) originated the role of babysitter Laurie Strode, who becomes the the target of Myers’ killing sprees

Final chapter: Halloween Ends is the final chapter in the David Gordon Green-directed trilogy that kicked off in 2018 with Halloween. The sequel Halloween Kills was released in 2021

Final chapter: Halloween Ends is the final chapter in the David Gordon Green-directed trilogy that kicked off in 2018 with Halloween. The sequel Halloween Kills was released in 2021

‘She is also someone who loves to take the mickey. Every time I’ve interviewed her she keeps you on your toes. This time was no different, it’s called Halloween Ends, as you say, so I knew this interview was going to be a very spooky experience.’

The clip the went viral on social media, with many viewers cringing at the ‘awkwardness’ of the encounter.

‘Thought she was a bit nasty really,’ one person wrote.

‘She’s bloody rude!’ added another.

‘It was uneasy viewing. Never seen her act like that before,’ one person commented.

 ‘Thought she had a better sense of humour than that!’ commented another.

Big return: Fans were delighted when Curtis signed on to head Gordon Green's Halloween trilogy as an older Laurie Strode, who has her sights set on ending Myers' bloodbath for good

Big return: Fans were delighted when Curtis signed on to head Gordon Green’s Halloween trilogy as an older Laurie Strode, who has her sights set on ending Myers’ bloodbath for good 

Halloween Ends is the final chapter in the David Gordon Green-directed trilogy that kicked off in 2018 with Halloween. The sequel Halloween Kills was released in 2021.

It’s part of a decades-long franchise that began back in 1978 with John Carpenter’s iconic film Halloween, which gave fear-stricken audiences their first look at the infamous Michael Myers.

Curtis originated the role of babysitter Laurie Strode, who becomes the the target of Myers’ killing sprees.

Terrific trio! Jamie Lee Curtis beamed with pride as she hit the red carpet with her adopted daughters Ruby, 26, and Annie, 35, at the premiere of Halloween Ends in Los Angeles on Tuesday night

Terrific trio! Jamie Lee Curtis beamed with pride as she hit the red carpet with her adopted daughters Ruby, 26, and Annie, 35, at the premiere of Halloween Ends in Los Angeles on Tuesday night

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