Arnold Schwarzenegger was recently spotted with True Lies co-star Jamie Lee Curtis as the latter got emotional. The moment came while attending her hand and footprint ceremony at the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Wednesday. The Halloween Ends star, teared up at the event while sitting next to her husband Christopher Guest, and was later comforted by Arnold as they reunited 28 years after their action flick was released.
Jamie Lee Curtis opens up on her friendship with Melanie Griffith and Arnold Schwarzenegger
The cinema icon was also supported by other A-list friends including her Halloween franchise co-star Kyle Richards and actress Melanie Griffith. They reunited 28 years after their action flick was released.
Both Schwarzenegger and Melani Griffith praised Curtis’ acting ability, as well as the genuine bonds she has been able to form and keep as a friend. The two actors have known Curtis for decades and have grown close throughout the years. Curtis was overjoyed and honored to be recognized in this way and gives credit to one specific character for getting her to this point in her life.
“I’m proud of it! I’m Laurie Strode. I’m Laurie f—ing Strode and because of her, I’m here. Only her,” Curtis said. “I would not be here any other way, and that’s really thrilling to me.”
When it came to why she chose Schwarzenegger and Griffith to speak during the ceremony, she said choosing Griffith “felt immediate and exact” and that picking a second speaker was also easy because she isn’t particularly close to any of her past co-stars, except Schwarzenegger.
“Melanie and I have shared so much. We are daughters of Hitchcock blondes who both survived Hitchcock, and we’ve known each other as women, mothers, we’re both sober,” Curtis said. “Arnold and I, we’ve spent a lot of time together…we have cross-pollinated in the way where we’re not just colleagues, we’re actually friends.”
“There is always one thing that really pisses me off. That is, when they say she was a supporting actress in the movie ‘True Lies,’” Schwarzenegger explained. “She was not supporting; she was the female lead. She was the star. She was starring with me, and she had [her name] above the title credits! That always pisses me off…because I know the value that she has.”
The former California Governor was also seen giving his old co-star a kiss on the cheek at the event. The Terminator star sat next to Griffith in the audience, and was seen engaging in a friendly chat. The TCL Chinese Theatre handprints-footprints tribute has been a prestigious Hollywood honor for the past 95 years, with previous honorees including Joan Crawford, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor, and Sophia Loren.