Jamie Lee Curtis: Morning after Oscars images
Oscar winner Jamie Lee Curtis continued celebrating her “Everything Everywhere All at Once” victory on the Beverly Hills Hotel on Monday. Taking inspiration from British photographer Terry O’Neill’s iconic “morning after the Oscars” images of Faye Dunaway lounging poolside on the Beverly Hills Hotel following her lead actress win in 1977 for her position in “Network,” Times photographer Jay L. Clendenin captured Curtis in the identical location, however included a number of twists “to make it a ‘Jamie’ photo.”
Clendenin particulars how Curtis’ impromptu shoot got here collectively:
It’s superior how huge a fan of pictures Jamie is. We met in particular person years in the past on the Toronto International Film Festival and we appeared to cosmically bond the minute her eyes lighted up, realizing we have been each “JLCs.” I made images that day of her reuniting with Eddie Murphy, and we’ve chatted ever since. In regard to the “morning after photo,” I’ve been making an attempt for years. It’s a troublesome dialog. You’re principally asking a publicist, “Hey, I don’t want to jinx your team, but, if you happen to win … could we make some photos the morning after?” And many occasions … they don’t win. I do know it’s a part of the awards race, however it’s nonetheless an enormous ask, particularly when neither of you is aware of who will win what.
I positively hoped Jamie would wish to and I felt like she can be quite a bit simpler to persuade on the “if” half, as she is thought to not get together. She’s an early chicken and infrequently jokes about it, and that’s precisely what she did. She got here up the steps to the Governors Ball, received her Oscar trophy engraved and was headed proper again to the exit. It was on the way in which to the elevator that I whispered to her (begged!) that we must always do one thing tomorrow (Monday) morning. She smiled, as if she have been actually considering it, however I didn’t wish to get my hopes up — she was driving the excessive of that wild night time. The message the subsequent morning was an incredible invitation, and I’m glad we have been capable of pull it off.
We had the Faye Dunaway shot in thoughts the entire time and knew we needed to make it a “Jamie” picture, so I instantly proposed the latte and foam on the nostril … she was so sport. I needed it with some humor and humility, which is what I’ve come to know and love concerning the newly topped Oscar winner JLC.