Danielle Harris, who performed each Jamie Lloyd and Annie Brackett within the Halloween sequence, hopes studios can cease interfering.
Whether you will have a keenness for the sequels or not, Halloween 4 and 5 rolled the cube on introducing a brand new feminine lead: Danielle Harris as Jamie Lloyd, daughter to the deceased Laurie Strode, killed offscreen someday earlier than Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. Now, with the newest trilogy lengthy within the shredder, Harris is giving her thoughts on David Gordon Green’s films, Rob Zombie’s interpretations and even reprising Jamie.
Danielle Harris really lobbied for a cameo in Green’s Halloween trilogy, which wiped the slate again to the Laurie Strode period (thus bumping Jamie Lloyd from the household tree), however is extra eager about how else Jamie might be portrayed. “I’ve said from the beginning, I would love to see where Jamie is now, as an adult. I wouldn’t come back to the movie as anything other than that, and I’m hoping that now they’ve got the rights to TV series and all these things in the universe, the whole Halloween world. I’m really hoping that that they find a timeline where we can go back and explore where where I am right now, because I would sure love to know.” On Green’s Halloween Ends, Danielle Harris wasn’t practically as harsh as most, saying she loved it however not as a Halloween film.
Danielle Harris additionally performed Annie in Rob Zombie’s Halloween films, however we all know how that turned out…On these, Harris famous that the franchise was in deep trouble and that studio involvement solely harm his efforts. “It’s hard, studios are hard, there’s a lot of players, a lot of rules. I learned that from the difference between Halloween 4 and 5 versus working on Rob Zombie’s Halloween. Four and 5 was 100% creative in producers and director [control], they were all team players, where you have, now, the studio involved, and you’ve got other forces at play that make decisions based on things outside of the art and the story. I’m hoping that maybe we get to go back to the way that it used to be, because it’d be lovely to get back into Halloween as Jamie and have it not be a studio feel. Have it be kind of how it was in the ’80s.”
While Halloween 4 and 5 rank as among the worst within the franchise’s 45+-year run (we’ll spare you this time, Busta), it’s fairly cool to see Danielle Harris so dedicated to the property, even turning up at conventions. And now that Miramax has secured rights, possibly she will be able to step again into the character once more.
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