Jamie Lee Curtis on Life in Quarantine & the Launch of Her New Podcast and Website – Everything You Need to Know
This week, Jamie Lee Curtis was interviewed by the “Today” show where she spoke about living in quarantine and the projects that she’s been working on.
While being interviewed by “Today’s” Hoda Kotb, Curtis revealed that she was keeping busy while being in self-isolation. The novel coronavirus pandemic has led to many companies closing down to help curb the spread of the virus.
This means some people have been in quarantine in their homes since around March 2020. Curtis shared how she had used the time “to be creative” and launch her own podcast.
Jamie Lee Curtis at the American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
CURTIS’ NEW PODCAST
The podcast was titled “Letters from Camp.” The podcast, which the actress produces and stars in, is a “scripted mystery podcast for families.”
WHO IS THE CAST
She enticed her fans by sharing how the show would be “super funny.” The podcast aired for the first time on Tuesday, July 4, 2020.
Featuring on the show will be Sunny Sandler, 11, who is Adam and Jackie Sandler's daughter. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Edi Patterson will also star as the cast members.
STARTING A NEW WEBSITE
The podcast will have eight episodes which will each be 30 minutes long. Curtis also revealed that she’d started her own website too.
The site offers “comfort objects for people in crisis.” The website, which was started on Monday, is called “My Hand in Yours.”
DONATING TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS
All the profits made from the website would go to children’s hospitals. The aim of the site is to remind people that we are not alone.
Curtis' first items in stock was a hand sculpture and a necklace.
During the interview, the actress also touched on her road to sobriety. Last year, she featured in “Variety‘s Recovery Issue,” where she spoke about a night in late 1998 when she took five Vicodin and swallowed them with a swig of wine.
STOPPING HER ADDICTION
She had been addicted to the drug for more than 10 years at that point. The following year she attended her first recovery meeting after reading an article about someone else’s struggle with painkiller addiction.