Jamie Lee Curtis Hilariously Demands Matinee Concerts “Because Mommy Goes to Bed Early”
The 64-year-old star Jamie Lee Curtis is not only known for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once but is also known to be quite outspoken and confident when it comes to expressing her opinions. The Knives Out star uses her platform and privilege to inspire change, from declaring herself "pro-aging" to supporting strong female friendships. She's now made another statement that's gaining a lot of attention and could be a starting point for a movement. The actor is advocating for matinee concerts that would allow her and other early risers to go to bed at a reasonable hour. And many wish to say "Yes, please!" to that. It's high time early risers and early sleepers get some joy from concerts as well.
Curtis revealed to The Hollywood Reporter at the Independent Spirit Awards that she had skipped an Oscar nominees' dinner due to its late start time. "Why? Because mommy goes to bed early," Curtis said. "'Cause 7:30 is gonna be nine before we get food, and you know what? There's nothing good happening with me after nine o’clock. Nothing. Zero!" Curtis expanded on her complaint by bringing up a late-night entertainment staple: concerts. "I am gonna just say this now as a taunt and as a suggestion. U2: do a matinee. Coldplay: do a matinee. What about a 12-noon concert, Coldplay? What about it? Bruce Springsteen: do a f****** matinee! You're old! Why wouldn't you let me come see you, Bruce Springsteen, in your glory days—pun intended—and do it at noon or one o'clock? two o'clock! two o'clock matinee!" she said.
The actress mentioned how Broadway theatres provide early shows."Theater in New York, two o’clock! I will come and hear your five-hour concert, Bruce, at two o'clock, and I'm gonna be home and in bed by 7:30." She even posted a picture of the lights out at her house shortly before 7 p.m. on Instagram to prove that that is her actual bedtime (how badass). Her words resonated with the early birds among the music-loving crowd, eliciting praise and backing up her calls for earlier options. Curtis later gave an additional interview with TODAY, in which she challenged musicians to perform during the day.
"Why are there no matinees?" she pondered. "For instance, I love Coldplay. I would love to go see Coldplay. The problem is, I'm not gonna go see Coldplay if they start their show at nine o'clock and there's an opening act. I want to hear Coldplay at 1 PM. I think if we filled a stadium with people who want to see a matinee of Coldplay, I think we would start a trend."
The debate has prompted movie buffs to speculate on how Curtis handled the Academy Awards where she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress because the ceremony was running a little late. She also received a lot of support from her fans. "'We’re doing life on life’s terms.' LOVE that comment. I’m with you Jamie," wrote @Aunt Bee. "Go Jamie! I'm with you on early to bed early to rise and see the sunrise. It's an amazing feeling to rise up early," added @Norril Sumanqui. Hope Coldplay isn't cold enough to reject the early birds' petitions!
Earlier this week on TODAY, Jamie Lee Curtis made a call for artists to play matinee concerts.— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 10, 2023
Now, it seems she started a movement, with people and other artists voicing their support for her 👏 pic.twitter.com/GTjuloknRp