Jamie Lee Curtis is following directly in her famous mother’s footsteps.
While walking the red carpet at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Curtis opened up to People about the fact she was nominated in the same Oscar category as her mother, Janet Leigh.
‘You know, I didn’t think about that. I mean, I knew it; I was aware of it. I never thought that would happen,’ said the True Lies star.
‘Like my parents and their fame and their stardom was so legendary that I’ve never felt like I would be anywhere near the level. It’s a beautiful link. It’s a lineage link,’ said Curtis.
The 64-year-old Freaky Friday actress received her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Like mother, like daughter: Jamie Lee Curtis opened up to People about the fact she was nominated in the same Oscar category (Best Supporting Actress) as her famous mother, Janet Leigh over 60 years later
Mother-daughter duo: Curtis has shared many throwback snaps with her famous parents on her Instagram account
Jamie Lee’s famous parents: In the wake of New York Magazine’s controversial nepotism-themed cover, Curtis commented, ‘I have been a professional actress since I was 19 years old so that makes me an OG Nepo Baby’; Tony Curtis and wife Janet Leigh pictured circa 1955
Over 60 years ago, her mother, Leigh, achieved her biggest success starring as Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller Psycho (1960).
For her performance, Leigh won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Curtis has now been nominated in the same category as her mother. The Oscars take place next weekend, on March 12.
Jamie Lee’s father, Tony Curtis, was a megastar throughout his acting career, which spanned six decades, achieving the height of his popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s.
He acted in more than 100 films, in roles covering a wide range of genres, with highlights including Some Like It Hot and Sweet Smell Of Success. In his later years, Curtis made numerous television appearances.
In December, the veteran actress reflected on being the daughter of famous parents Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.
Curtis said, ‘there’s not a day in’ her ‘professional life that goes by without her being reminded that she is ‘the daughter of movie stars.’
Her comments came after New York Magazine’s recent controversial nepotism-themed cover featuring Dakota Johnson, Maya Hawke, Zoe Kravitz, Colin Hanks, Miley Cyrus, Hailey Bieber, Gwyneth Paltrow and more.
Jamie Lee said, ‘I have been a professional actress since I was 19 years old so that makes me an OG Nepo Baby.
‘I’ve never understood, nor will I, what qualities got me hired that day, but since my first two lines on Quincy as a contract player at Universal Studios to this last spectacular creative year some 44 years later,’ said Curtis.
Famous from birth: Jamie Lee’s father, Tony Curtis, was a megastar throughout his acting career, which spanned six decades, appearing in more than 100 films covering a wide range of genres
Other winners: Jamie Lee Curtis, right, presented Daniel Kwan with the award for best screenplay for Everything Everywhere All at Once, which nearly swept the show with wins
On Saturday, the Halloween Ends star — who took an iconic selfie with Tom Cruise recently — presented Daniel Kwan with the Spirit award for best screenplay for Everything Everywhere All at Once, which nearly swept the show with wins.
The first prize of the afternoon went to Ke Huy Quan for best-supporting actor for Everything Everywhere All At Once, which his co-star Curtis was also nominated for.
Another win for the film came when Stephanie Hsu collected the prize for Best Breakthrough Performance for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
The Best Leading Performance award went to Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All At Once. Everything Everywhere All At Once also took home the award for Best Feature.