Jamie Lee Curtis had a request for her male co-stars in A Fish Called Wanda
Previously, Jamie Lee Curtis was able to have fun with a “bunch of different men” during filming A fish named WandaShe had a small request for her co-stars.
Curtis led the 1988 crime comedy as the title character Wanda, a crook who takes part in a diamond heist with a group of gangsters. To gather information about the precious gems, she seduces attorney Archie (John Cleese).
In other words, Wanda becomes “the mistress to a bunch of different men,” the 64-year-old actor said in a new interview with vulturepublished on Tuesday 22 November.
“It was fun,” Curtis said of the experience, adding that she bought all her co-stars “toothbrushes on opening day.”
“You know, because it’s gross! You’re just gonna make out with all these weird people. So I asked her to brush her teeth,” she explained.
In addition to Cleese, Curtis was cast alongside Michael Palin, Tom Georgeson and Kevin Kline.
Elsewhere in the interview, she looks back on her decades-long career Crazy Friday Star described herself as an “accidental actress”.
“I didn’t originally want to be an actress. I wanted to be a police officer. I thought I was a police officer or a social worker. I thought I was a really good cop,” she said.
After a chance encounter with a talent manager who suggested she try out a role as Nancy Drew at Universal, she “ended up signing a seven-year acting deal at Universal Studios.”
Curtis later admitted that being the daughter of the late Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, two major Hollywood icons, “tipped in my favor.”
However, she shared that it sucks that people question her accomplishments because of her “famous parents.”
“Then you have to try to defend that as a young person. It’s not fair, and yet we do it all the time. We all do it.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/jamie-lee-curtis-a-fish-called-wanda-b2230915.html Jamie Lee Curtis had a request for her male co-stars in A Fish Called Wanda