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Jamie Lee Curtis Once Felt a Photoshoot She Did in Her Underwear Led to Her Casting in ‘Freaky Friday’


Jamie Lee Curtis at the Governors Awards.
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Curtis once did a photoshoot for the magazine More. To do the shoot, she called the magazine personally with an idea she had in mind to inspire mature women. The Freaky Friday star posed on the cover wearing nothing but a bra and underwear on.

Rather than trying to be sexually provocative, however, Curtis did so to help women take pride in their bodies. And also to show them that they didn’t need make-up or enhancements for their confidence.

“What I’m scared of is that that’s what women have become accustomed to needing to feel good about themselves,” Curtis once said in an interview with Today (via

Actor Jamie Lee Curits starred alongside Lindsay Lohan in the cult hit Freaky Friday. But apart from her acting chops, the star believed a revealing photoshoot she did was what got her in the Disney film.

Why Jamie Lee Curtis once posed in a magazine wearing only a bra and underwear

Jamie Lee Curtis | Emma McIntyre/WireImage

Curtis once did a photoshoot for the magazine More. To do the shoot, she called the magazine personally with an idea she had in mind to inspire mature women. The Freaky Friday star posed on the cover wearing nothing but a bra and underwear on.

Rather than trying to be sexually provocative, however, Curtis did so to help women take pride in their bodies. And also to show them that they didn’t need make-up or enhancements for their confidence.

“What I’m scared of is that that’s what women have become accustomed to needing to feel good about themselves,” Curtis once said in an interview with Today (via SF Gate). “And show business and media and magazines don’t help by promoting these images of women that are completely airbrushed, that are completely altered, to then give you, the unsuspecting buyer, this fake sense of that that’s what people are supposed to look like.”

As an author of children’s books, Curtis dedicated her creativity to help young girls feel confident about themselves as well. But if she was going to preach her beliefs, she also felt she needed to practice them.

“I felt that if I’m going to try to promote something where I’m trying to explain self-esteem to children, I needed to live it,” she said. “And for me to live it means I need to be the person I look at every morning when I wake up and stand in the mirror, you know, kind of as God intended me to look.”

Jamie Lee Curtis believed she was cast in ‘Freaky Friday’ because of her magazine photoshoot

Getting the lead role for Freaky Friday was a pleasant surprise for Curtis at the time. It was a role that the actor didn’t think would come her way given the direction her life was taking.

“What’s particularly nice about it is that it was unexpected, the way things often turn out to be when they’re really wonderful in your life,” Curtis once said in an interview with Phase 9. “This was completely the last thing in the world I thought I would be doing last August, headlining a movie. I thought that was over and that I was really moving on with other things and then lo and behold this weird set of circumstances fell into place.”

Curtis asserted that not many women led roles in their 40s, which made the success of the film even more meaningful. But after meditating on it, she wondered if her photoshoot with More was what clinched her the role in the first place.

“I decided to do these photographs in this magazine in support of a book about …read more

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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