Ever since Black Widow star Scarlett Johanson filed a lawsuit against Disney over breach of contract regarding the film's simultaneous release on Disney+, several of her colleagues in Marvel and in Hollywood have publicly expressed their support for her move and Laurie Strode herself has been added to that list.
In her tribute piece for the actress as part of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2021 issue, Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis expressed her admiration for Johansson, who played her mother Janet Leigh in the film Hitchcock. Then, she commented on the lawsuit expressing her support for the Marvel star.
Curtis wrote, "I recently watched her own the screen as the Black Widow, who exacts revenge on a powerful figure who manipulates (emphasis on man) women to fight for him. And then I saw her brilliant response to a real-life manipulation (same emphasis), when she filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the studio, alleging its decision to release the film simultaneously in theaters and on streaming cost her substantial losses in pay. Whether as an assassin with a conscience, an actor with an emotional center or, having just given birth to her second child, a fierce mother, the message is clear: Don't f*ck with this mama bear."
The actress clearly didn't play coy with her words and she definitely has the Black Widow star's back in the situation. It is great to see a respected and veteran actress like Curtis voicing her support in the situation. This is also a sign that Hollywood is really looking at this lawsuit as an indication of what the future of the business will be given the ever-growing dominance of streaming and its effect on how actors will be compensated moving forward.
The lawsuit is still ongoing with the latest being that Disney filed last month to move it to arbitration. Johansson's lawyer slammed the action calling it Disney's way to "hide its misconduct in a confidential arbitration."