Jamie Lee Curtis has hit back the claim that Tom Cruise is the leading man who single-handedly saved the movie industry.
This comes after director Steven Spielberg, 76, told Cruise, 60, that he and Tom Gun: Maverick ”saved” cinema.
The two were seen together at the Oscar nominees luncheon which was held in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton last month, where a video of the two caught the interaction on camera.
It captured the two in an embrace and Spielberg can be heard saying to Cruise: “You saved Hollywood’s ass.”
“Seriously, Maverick might have saved the entire theatrical industry.”
To say the film was a huge success would be an understatement; Released last summer, it became the highest grossing film of Cruise’s career and took almost $1.5 billion at the global box office.
Despite this, actress Jamie Lee Curtis has recently spoken out to shut down the claim that we owe the saviour of the movie industry to just one man and one movie.
She made this claim whilst appearing on James Cordon’s The Late Late Show, where she took the opportunity to deflect the attention to the successes of a different picture.
Humble in her appearance at first, the actress appeared to shut down Corden’s praise of her at the beginning, stressing that she wasn’t there to promote herself or film. – However, with an impressive 11 Oscar nominations, everyone will surely have heard of it by now.
“I know you guys think I’m here – I’m sure you do – to promote the best movie of 2022.”
She continued: “Which as you know, may not just be the best movie of 2022, but the best movie of a generation.”
“Of course, with the best performances,” Cordon added in.
She continued, “And I’m sure you’re thinking I’m here to promote the fact that I won a SAG Award this weekend and that I was nominated for an Oscar after being in the business since I was 19 – I’m now 64, do the f***ing math – but I’m not here to promote that.”
The actress then moved on to shut down the claims around Cruise, saying “I’m not here to talk about the fact that my movies have made $2.5 billion in box office and that Tom Cruise isn’t the only one who saved show business.”
However, if the reeling off of all her recent achievements didn’t make it obvious, Curtis was just having fun with her monologue, and it was all part of one of the show’s skits.
Ending on a positive note, the actress brought the attention back to host of the show Corden, who will be stepping down at the end of April, after 8 years.
“I’m here because you’re a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful human being. You’re a great f***ing host and we’re going to miss you,” she said.