Jamie Lee Curtis is contemplating the ways in which she and her late mother, Janet Leigh, might interact with one another and their shared existence if the latter were still living.
The actress posted a carousel of multiple Variety covers to her Instagram account on Wednesday. The covers featured several of the magazine’s most recent choices for “The 100 Greatest Movies of All Time,” beginning with Janet Leigh’s iconic performance in the film Psycho.
Marion Crane, played by Janet Leigh, can be seen in the iconic black-and-white still from the 1960 thriller Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock. She can be seen screaming from the shower as she is being followed by Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).
Jamie, who is 64 years old, wrote in the photo’s caption, “I woke up this morning missing my mother and wishing she could see the beautiful family that I have, and that her two daughters are well and thriving and for her to enjoy this magical, creative year I’m having, after working for such a long time in the same industry she loved.”
The actress from Everything Everywhere All at Once went on to say, “The amazing thing about movies is that they can keep on going forever, in perpetuity. How incredibly moving it is to witness her legacy in the here and now through the adoring lens of @variety.”
Leigh fought vasculitis in a private battle for a significant amount of time before she passed away in 2004 at the age of 77. Vasculitis refers to a group of conditions that inflame blood vessels.
Rep Heidi Schaeffer stated that Leigh passed away “peacefully at home” and that her husband Robert Brandt, whom she had been married to since 1962, as well as her daughters, actresses Jamie and Kelly Curtis, whom she shared with her ex-husband Tony Curtis, were at the star’s side when she passed away. Brandt and the Curtis daughters were reportedly present.
Jamie wrote in a moving Instagram post in January, which was accompanied with a classic black-and-white photo of her late mother and father, “Sometimes when their photographs find me unexpectedly, I’m taken by not only their extraordinary beauty but also their profound love and ambition.”
The Knives Out actress said, “As the result of 13 divorces in my immediate family, I have frequently grappled with the concept of love. What happens to it?” “There are only a couple things that serve as a gentle reminder to me that I was born out of love and not resentment, competition, jealousy, or rancor,” the author writes. “These are the foundations of any unpleasant divorce.”
She continued by saying of her parents, “I also forget that they were famous and loved all around the world.” “Have a wonderful middle of the week, Janet and Tony! I am grateful for both love and life.”