Jamie Lee Curtis is filled with admiration for her mom today.
The actress, 64, was moved to tears when learned that one of her mother Janet Leigh’s most successful films had recently been awarded the No. 1 best movie of all time by Variety.
“Psycho,” an Alfred Hitchcock horror picture released in 1960, tops the publication’s list of the 100 most influential movies, and it’s in excellent company, with “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Godfather” coming in second and third place, respectively.
After receiving the news, Curtis took to Instagram to pay tribute to her mom, sharing a picture of Variety’s cover depicting the late star.
She woke up this morning missing her mom and wanting her mom to see her lovely family and that her two children are well and prospering, and for her to appreciate this fantastic, creative year she is having, after such a long time in the same field she loved, she wrote.
The 64-year-old went on to say that she admires how movies can affect numerous generations of viewers.
Curtis went on that the wonder of movies is that they stay eternally, in perpetuity. It’s fantastic to witness her legacy today as the number one movie of all time on the love gateway of @variety.
Many of the actor’s admirers congratulated in the comments area.
Curtis is well-known in the horror genre for her work on the cult classic “Halloween” film series. Last year, the actress paid tribute to her mom at the premiere of the series’ newest installment, “Halloween Kills.”
Curtis dressed as Marion Crane from Leigh’s “Psycho” for the occasion, wearing a pale blue outfit and a blond wig.
“Honoring my mother in ALL her glory…I meant glory!” she said in the caption.
Curtis confessed that she found another source of motivation while getting ready for the launch.
She is commemorating her lovely late mother, Janet Leigh, but it’s a bit more meta, she explained. She’s going as Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh in the film ‘Hitchcock. Since it was a black-and-white film, one never knew what color Janet Leigh’s outfit was. But today, thanks to the ‘Hitchcock’ film, one realized it was pale blue.