Danielle Harris set the internet aflutter last week by Tweeting a photo of herself, along with Rob Zombie’s Halloween alum Scout Compton and Tyler Mane; they were all smiles, but flipping the bird, and Harris captioned the pic “This might be how we feel about not being in the next Halloween movie!”
We reported that the Tweet was soon deleted, but remained available on her Facebook and Instagram pages. Have a look-see below.
Addressing the minor uproar (not to mention a slew of rumors) the Tweet kicked up, Harris talked to fans directly via Facebook Live this afternoon where she sets the record straight. Not only does she explain the context of the now-infamous image, she’s opened and honest about her feelings regarding Halloween 2018 (currently in production at Blumhouse), also revealing the overtures she made directly to the film’s producers.
It’s a rare window, one that proves Harris holds herself accountable for her actions, but it’s also a testament to the actress’s transparency that reveals her true passion for acting. The session was documented by Tony Michael (formerly Haddonfield News) and the discussion regarding the photo and Halloween begins around 3 minutes 30 seconds.
Give it a whirl and let us know what you think in the Comments section. If you can’t stream, the main points are briefly summarized below the video. Enjoy.
The picture was not taken as a response to being excluded from Halloween 2018; it was merely a silly photo and Harris made up the caption without the knowledge of Compton or Mane (and has apologized for any unwanted attention it has caused her peers).
There is no feud between Harris and Jamie Lee Curtis; the 2 actresses have never met.
There is no feud between Harris and John Carpenter; the 2 only met once and the filmmaker had no idea who she was.
She is genuinely disappointed at not being invited to participate in the reboot (helmed by David Gordon Green and co-scribed by Danny McBride). The fact that Laurie Strode (Curtis) is going to have a daughter (played by Judy Greer) seemed like the perfect opportunity to bring the characters together—especially since Carpenter has insisted this will be the very last Halloween movie ever.
Harris’s manager indeed made overtures to Blumhouse/Green, expressing the actress’s desires to participate, even in a small way. Her request was rejected.
Here’s everything we know about Halloween 2018 so far:
John Carpenter: “It’s kind of a… I don’t know how to describe it. It’s almost an alternative reality. It picks up after the first one and it pretends that none of the other [sequels] were made. It’s gonna be fun. There’s a really talented director and it was well-written. I’m impressed.”
I highly recommend checking out the interview in its entirety, HERE.
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It’ll be months before we have a trailer, but here’s the synopsis we’ve been given:
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Stay tuned for additional Halloween 2018 news as details emerge.