Halloween in Derry is a bucket list-worthy experience for sure. With people travelling from all over the world to experience the incredible festival, word has made its way to Hollywood.
Hollywood actress Jamie Lee Curtis has revealed that she hopes to visit Derry Halloween next year.
Famed for her roles in the Halloween movies, Curtis spoke on the release of the latest instalment, Halloween Kills.
Known as the ‘Halloween capital of the world’, Derry is a must-visit for the spooky season, with plenty of seasonal events and spooky scares taking place throughout the city.
The highly anticipated sequel – Halloween Kills
First starring in the original Halloween movie in 1978, aged just 19, Curtis is returning to our screens in the role that launched her career almost 40 years ago.
Returning to her role as Laurie Strode, Curtis stars in the second instalment of the new Halloween Trilogy, released just in time for Halloween 2021.
During the interview, actress Jamie Lee Curtis revealed her hopes to visit Derry Halloween next year.
Jamie Lee Curtis reveals hope to visit Derry Halloween – the home of Halloween
Taking a deep dive into the history of Halloween in Ireland, presenter Rory Cashin asked the actress, “Did you know that Halloween actually originated in Ireland?”
Revealing that she didn’t know, Curtis said she was not surprised to discover this snippet of information. Throughout the interview, they spoke about why audiences love the Halloween series and the upcoming movie.
Cashin then explained that Derry “shuts down” every year to celebrate Halloween, inviting Curtis to attend next year’s event.
Delighted at the invitation, Curtis responded, “You know what? I’m gonna tell that to my friends at Universal. Next year, when we release the last of the trilogy, maybe we’ll make a good Derry appearance.”
A Halloween film festival is on the way – Derry Halloween 2022 could be the biggest yet
With the final movie in the trilogy, Halloween Ends, due for release next year, Jamie Lee Curtis reveals plans to visit Derry Halloween next year.
Revealing plans for the release of the final movie, Curtis told Cashin, “We’re gonna screen the 1978 movie, the 2018 movie, the 2021 movie and finish with the 2022 movie in a two-day film festival.
“So I’ll be with you in Derry around the 22 [October]. We’re locking it in. We’ll be in Derry on the 22 [October]. I will try to get [writer and director] David Gordon Green to join me.”
A warm welcome from the mayor – setting the plan in motion
Locals are delighted to hear of Curis’ plans to visit Derry Halloween next year. Mayor of the city, Alderman Graham Warke, spoke to Belfast Live about the news.
Warke revealed he would be thrilled to welcome the actress to the famous festival. He said, “Jamie Lee Curtis is a name that is synonymous with Halloween. So, this is very exciting news as we prepare to Awaken the Walled City once again this year.
“We will certainly explore further the possibility of extending an invitation to Jamie Lee Curtis and the writer and director of the new Halloween trilogy, David Gordon Green.”
He concluded, “But we may have to think about extending the invitation to Michael Myers!”
Watch the interview here: