Jamie Lee Curtis is a devoted mother.
Curtis, 64, called in on Tuesday, less than two days after receiving her first Academy Award — for best supporting actress at the Oscars 2023 — and chatted with Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie about her new trophy and how she’s using it to commemorate one of her kids.
Have they given her a name? Guthrie, 51, inquired of her visitor.
“In support of my daughter Ruby, I’m having them be a ‘they/them,’” Jamie Lee Curtis said about her #Oscars trophy. pic.twitter.com/h9Ik0SNBzE— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 14, 2023
She is having them be a they or them in support of her daughter Ruby. She is simply going to refer to them as “they.” They (or they), as the Everything, Everything, Everywhere actress stated, happily holding her new golden trophy close to her face.
And they’re doing fine and settling in, Curtis added through tears and the entire affair has impacted her deeply.
Ruby, who married her girlfriend Kynthia in May 2022, came out to Curtis and her father, Curtis’ spouse Christopher Guest, in 2020.
It was terrifying simply giving them something they didn’t know about her, Ruby said in an October 2021 interview with her mother. That was daunting, but she was unconcerned. They had always been very tolerant of her.
Ruby was unable to inform her parents she was trans in person, so she contacted Curtis following a visit to the family’s Los Angeles home in 2020.
She called her right away. Needless to say, there were a few tears shed, as Curtis said in October 2021.
In October 2022, the True Lies actress officiated her daughter’s wedding, came out in favor of Ruby, and criticized transphobia.
Curtis thanked the hundreds of thousands of individuals who helped her get to the Oscars stage in her victory speech Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
They just won an Oscar together! she exclaimed, thanking her husband, daughters (Ruby and Annie Guest), agents, and the Daniels, the directors of Everything, Everywhere, at Once (Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan).
The Knives Out star said on Tuesday that she wanted to highlight “friendship” with her win because the truth of the matter is that the people she really wished to acknowledge but didn’t were my friends.
Her friends, who wanted this for her before she ever dreamed of wanting it, Because she really felt like ‘we,’ she went on. Because the need for attention and recognition for one’s efforts is universal, Whatever profession one has, one should hope that someone appreciates it.