Jamie Lee Curtis wants gigs to start earlier: ‘U2, do a matinee! Coldplay, do a matinee!’

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8 Mar 2023, 13:42

Jamie Lee Curtis

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Everything Everywhere All at Once star Jamie Lee Curtis has said what, if we’re being honest, many of us are thinking. A lot of gigs simply go on too late! 

For those of us who like to be tucked up in bed nice and early, going to a concert that isn’t going to finish until close to 11pm feels like madness, especially on a weeknight. Well, the Halloween actor has addressed the subject, and called on bands to put on matinee performances.

Speaking from the red carpet of the Independent Spirit Awards, she told The Hollywood Reporter why she wouldn’t be going to an Academy Award nominee dinner, explaining that “Mummy goes to bed early.”

She added: “There’s nothing good happening with me after nine o’clock. Nothing. Zero!”

This brought her onto the subject of how she wants to see bands perform earlier in the day. In a clip shared on Twitter, she said: “U2, do a matinee. Coldplay, do a matinee. What about a 12 noon concert, Coldplay?”

The Oscar-nominee continued: “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 added: “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.”

Jamie Lee Curtis is up for Best Supporting Actress at next week’s Academy Awards for her role in acclaimed movie Everything Everywhere All at Once.

It is the first Oscar nod for the Hollywood legend, who entered the acting industry at 19 years old. She recently told AP Entertainment: “I’m 64 years old. I’ve been an actor since I was 19. I made horror films and sold yoghurt. 

“I never thought I would hear my name at the Oscars.”

The Academy Awards take place on 13th March.