Jamie Lee Curtis scream tonight on the premier of Scream Queens at 8p/7c
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2015/9/22 – “We are the actual people that say the horrible things,” says Scream Queens star Jamie Lee Curtis. “And I think what’s so fantastic about the show is it is a social satire. And actually, we say what people think.”
“You know, we all live in this protected bubble where we’re all trying to behave and look a certain way,” says Curtis. “And the thing that’s so brilliant about this show is it strips away, it flays the imagined behaviors of human beings, and it actually shows, I think, what people really are, which is inherently dark, inherently unhappy.”
“Brad and Ian and I, of course, are big horror fans,” says Scream Queen EP Ryan Murphy. “And I asked to have a meeting with Jamie Le. I had always loved her for years and years and years, and had wanted to work with her, and she came in, and as it is with our company, usually there’s no script to read, so we simply told her what the story was and, you know, we just lead with our love and passion for her, and said in the meeting, ‘And if you don’t do it, we’re not going to do the show’.”
Scream Queens is a mash-up, the horror of American Horror Story meets the dialog of Glee.
Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts), sorority queen at Kappa Kappa Tau, introduces the sorority, herself, her minions and their housemaid. She’s a bully and dismissive of those she feels are beneath her. Chanel has nothing but mean in her. Jamie Lee Curtis is the Dean of Wallace University.
“I think that this genre has really exploded in the years since the The Walking Dead came on and made a huge impact I mean that show really made such a huge impact,” says Murphy. “I mean, that show really made an impact on us when it came out, because it sort of brought horror back on to television in a major way. And I don’t. I do think more the merrier. I think that show is a success in its own right, and that cast seems to be having a great time. I think totally, the shows are very, very different. Ours is more comedic and more satirical, and I think visually they look very different. So I think that people can easily figure out that there are two different shows with scream in the title.”