Jamie Lee Curtis tested positive for COVID-19, sharing her fate a few days after attending – and becoming viral in another way – the 80th Golden Globes.
The “Everything Everywhere All at Once” star, who became an instant meme when he exuberantly celebrated his co-star Michelle Yeoh’s first Golden Globe win during the ceremony, took to social media on Friday to reveal the his positive diagnosis in Hollywood’s incessant award season. engagements
“F— COVID!” the “Knives Out” star wrote on Instagram. “Unfortunately, this head cheerleader will not be in all the weekend festivities that will encourage her friends and colleagues. Life on the terms of life.”
The 64-year-old scream queen shared an image of several test kits at home, noting her gratitude for them almost three years into the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m glad there are all these home tests available so I don’t have to go to the @americanfilminstitute lunch and spread my germs. I was so looking forward to going to the @bafta tea and the @criticschoice awards like” and candidate and member of a colorful crew! I am so proud of these people, and I look forward to cheering them on through my television. Stay safe out there people,” he wrote.
Surpassing last summer’s surge, Los Angeles County has seen an increase in coronavirus cases, and the number of reported weekly COVID-19 deaths in the county this week hit a season high , underlining the continued risks of the disease.
LA County recorded 164 deaths from COVID-19 for the seven-day period that ended Wednesday, surpassing the summer peak of 122 deaths for the week that ended Aug. 6. This account was the worst in 10 months. (The rolling weekly death toll decreased slightly for the week that ended Thursday, to 163.)
Curtis was nominated for supporting actress in a film Golden Globe for her role in the multiverse “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, but the award ended on Tuesday to “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” star Angela Bassett. Curtis walked the rain-soaked carpet at the Beverly Hilton in a black Safiyaa jumpsuit and lace Valentino cape and presented an award alongside “30 Rock” alum Tracy Morgan.
She was seated alongside several celebrities in the hotel’s crowded International Ballroom for the rebooted awards show and cameras caught her throwing her hands in the air with joy when Yeoh won her award. The action shot was quickly immortalized on social media.
“Once a cheerleader. ALWAYS a cheerleader. My Bae won a Golden Globe. Her first nomination and win,” she wrote on Instagram, later adding: “I’m pretty amazed that a moment of pure JOY on Tuesday night is now a t-shirt and a move thursday! Proud and humbled and AWESOME! Thank you @erin.gallag.her and all hail @micheleyeoh_official”
Curtis, the daughter of legendary actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, has built a remarkable career since the age of 19, punctuated by her roles in the cult franchise “Halloween”, the action film “True Lies “, the heist comedy “A Fish Called Wanda” and role-reversal comedies “Trading Places” and “Freaky Friday.” On TV, she starred in ‘Scream Queens’, ‘Anything But Love’ and ‘Operation Petticoat’.
However, she was name-checked in New York magazine’s inevitable “nepo-babies” Vulture last month and took to Instagram to call herself “an OG Nepo Baby” and defend celebrity babies.
“[T]here is not a day in my professional life that goes by without me being reminded that I am the daughter of movie stars. The current conversation about nepo children is only designed to try to diminish and denigrate and hurt “, he wrote.
“For the record I have sailed 44 years with the advantages that my associated and reflected fame has brought me, I do not pretend that it is not there, that I try to say that I have no value for myself,” he continued. “It’s funny how we immediately make assumptions and snide remarks that someone in a relationship with someone else who is famous in their field for their art, somehow doesn’t have talent.
“I have come to learn that it is not true. … I try to bring integrity and professionalism and love and community and art to my work. I am not alone. There are many of us .Dedicated to our craft.Proud of our lineage.Strong in our belief in our right to exist.
Times staff writers Luke Money and Rong-Gong Lin II contributed to this report.