Jamie Lee Curtis choked on tears as she bade farewell to the character she played for over 40 years in the Halloween film franchise.
Curtis, 63, was overwhelmed with emotion as she addressed the audience at the Halloween ends created in Los Angeles.
The film will see her character Laurie Strode battle her longtime nemesis Michael Myers (Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney) for the final time as she leaves the franchise after her 13th movie.
The actress was invited to address the audience at the Los Angeles premiere after Hollywood stars Toni Collette, Naomi Watts, Katie Cassidy and Abigail Breslin paid tribute to Curtis’ career.
After the tribute, the words “thank you Jamie” appeared on the screen at the Hollywood Legion Theater as Curtis strode forward in a sparkly red off-the-shoulder dress and took the microphone.
Receiving a standing ovation, she told the crowd what the film meant to her and thanked director David Gordon Green for bringing her back into the franchise.
“I’m grateful beyond words, can’t believe I’m standing here,” Curtis said in a video posted to Twitter.
She then took a moment as the emotion mounted before saying, “I can’t believe my heritage.”
“My legacy, except for my children, will be that I never gave up, and I think that’s the most important message that we can all share in all aspects of our lives, always, forever. “said Curtis.
“Never give up, never give up, never give up.”
Curtis reprized her role as Laurie after first playing the character in 1978 in the original Halloween, which spawned several sequels and then was revived in 2018.
Halloween ends is the final film in the 2018 revival trilogy and will be released one year after its predecessor, halloween kills.
“Only one of them will survive,” reads the Halloween ends tagline and teases fans that they will see “a final showdown like no other captured on screen before”.
Halloween ends premieres Friday in theaters and on the Peacock streaming service.
The story takes place four years after the events of halloween kills and follows Laurie, who lives with her granddaughter Allyson as she finishes writing her memoir.
Laurie tries to free herself from the chains of Myers’ torment and who hasn’t been seen since the events of Halloween kills.
But as Laurie tries to embrace life, a young man named Corey Cunningham is framed for killing a boy he was babysitting.
“It unleashes a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally face the evil she cannot control, once and for all,” reads the film’s synopsis.
Several actors return including The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards, 53.
She returns as Lindsey Wallace after her first appearance in the 1978 Halloween movie and was one of the children Laurie was babysitting.