Jamie Lee Curtis says he has COVID-19 and will miss multiple awards season engagements for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” (Jordan Strauss/Invision/Associated Press)
Jamie Lee Curtis tested positive for COVID-19, sharing his fate just days after attending — and going viral as a whole
‘another way – at the 80th Golden Globes.
The “Everything Everywhere All at Once” star, who became an instant meme when she exuberantly celebrated her co-star Michelle Yeoh’s first Golden Globe win during the ceremony, took to social media on Friday to reveal her diagnosis. positive amid the relentless commitments of Hollywood’s awards season.
“F-COVID!” the “Knives Out” star wrote on Instagram. “Sadly, this cheerleader will not be at the weekend festivities cheering on her friends and peers. Life on life’s terms.”
The 64-year-old scream queen shared an image of several test kits at home, noting her gratitude for them nearly three years into the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m glad there are all these home tests available so I didn’t have to go to the @americanfilminstitute lunch and spread my germs. I was SO looking forward to going to @bafta tea and @criticschoice awards as a nominee and member of such a motley crew! I’m so proud of these people and looking forward to rooting for them through my TV set. Stay safe out there everyone,” she wrote.
Exceeding last summer’s increase, Los Angeles County has seen a surge in coronavirus cases, and the number of COVID-19 deaths reported weekly in the county this week has reached a season high, underscoring the continuing risks of the disease.
LA County recorded 164 deaths from COVID-19 in the seven-day period ended Wednesday, which exceeds the summer peak of 122 deaths in the week ended August 6. That count was the worst in 10 months. (The rolling weekly death count dropped slightly in the week ending Thursday, to 163.)
Curtis was nominated for a supporting actress in a Golden Globe for her role in the multiverse “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” but the award ultimately went 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” Tracy Morgan.
She was seated alongside many other celebrities in the hotel’s packed International Ballroom for the restarted awards and cameras caught her throwing her hands up in glee as Yeoh won her award. The action photo 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 quite shocked that a moment of pure JOY in the night from Tuesday now be a T-shirt and movement on Thursday! Proud, humble and EXCITED! Thank you @erin.gallag.her and all hail @michelleyeoh_official
Curtis, daughter of legendary actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, has built a remarkable career since age 19, punctuated by her roles in the cult franchise “Halloween”, action film “True Lies”, 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 got her name checked in the New York magazine’s inescapable “nepo-babies” feature last month and took to Instagram to call herself “an OG Nepo Baby” and to defend the children of celebrities.
“[And] there isn’t a day in my professional life that goes by that I am not reminded that I am the daughter of movie stars. The current conversation about nepo babies is only designed to try to diminish, denigrate, and hurt,” she wrote.
“For the record, I’ve sailed 44 years with the perks that my associated and reflected fame has brought me, I don’t pretend there aren’t any, that tries to tell me I’m worthless on my own,” she continued. “It’s curious how we immediately make assumptions and sarcastic comments that someone related to someone who is famous in their field for their art would somehow have no talent.
“I have learned that this is simply not true. … I have tried to bring integrity, professionalism, love, community and artistry 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 writers Luke Money and Rong-Gong Lin II contributed to this report.
This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.