What a way to honor such an iconic movie scene.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis appeared on Tuesday’s episode of Scream Queens and recreated a scene all too familiar to any horror film buff worth their salt – the infamous shower scene in the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece, Psycho, featuring none other than her mother, Oscar award-winning actress Janet Leigh.
Filmed in black and white like the original, the scene shows Curtis’ character Dean Cathy Munsch, entering the bathroom, taking off her robe, and entering the shower.
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However, instead of a knife-wielding Norman Bates silhouette, the image of the Red Devil is seen on the other side of the shower curtain. And unlike the original scene, in which Janet Leigh’s character is fatally stabbed by her attacker multiple times, Jamie Lee Curtis turns the tables on the Red Devil and attacks him/her instead.
“I saw that movie 50 times,” scoffs Curtis, as she continues to punch the Red Devil.
Scream Queens is not Jamie Lee Curtis’ first horror rodeo, so to speak. She played the role of Laurie Strode, a protagonist of the 1978 horror franchise, Halloween, when she was only 17 years old.
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The True Lies actress teased fans of the show last month by posting a black-and-white photo of herself in the shower on her Instagram page.
“Ryan Murphy and co. wrote it into a special episode and it felt right! Honoring the Royal legend that is/was/will always be, Janet Leigh. Thought all fans of the genre would love it!” read the caption.
In a recent interview with PEOPLE, Jamie Lee Curtis opened up about what it was like having famous movie star parents and being born in the spotlight.
“Given what their backgrounds were and how their rise to fame was so meteoric, that sort of thing was important to them,” said the 56-year-old actress. I’m out in the world, I don’t walk around like my father used to. He’d walk into a restaurant and preen and pose and say, ‘Hello, you fine people. I’m Tony.’… That’s not me,” referring to her late father, Tony Curtis.