Fox’s new horror-comedy anthology gave fans and attendees something to “scream” about on Sunday during Comic-Con 2015 in San Diego, California.
One particular star received massive applause at the joint American Horror Story and Scream Queens presentations at the convention.
And that star was Jamie Lee Curtis. The 56-year-old actress made her first trip to Comic-Con after jokingly admitting that she was “selling yoghurt that could make you s— for six years.”
The panel consisted of Scream Queens cast members namely Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourde, and Keke Palmer. They were also joined by the cast of American Horror Story and Ryan Murphy, the co-creator of the two horror-themed shows.
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The former Halloween heroine will star on Fox’s new show as Cathy Munsch, a dean to a college where a serial killer is on the loose.
Ryan Murphy admitted, “When we were writing the pilot of this, I asked to meet Jamie Lee, who I had loved forever.” When the two met he told her, “Look if you don’t do this show we’re not going to do it. And I meant it.”
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“If you’re going to hire Jamie Lee Curtis, you want to see her kicking ass and fighting back,” Murphy said. “We’re actually writing a scene now where she’s fighting three killers.”
The series is actually an homage to Curtis who has long worn the Scream Queen crown since playing Laurie Strode in the Halloween series back in 1978.
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In the second episode of the new show which will premiere on September 22 on Fox, Curtis says, “There is a wordless homage I threw in just as my tipping of the hat to all the Laurie Strode fans out there.”