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Jamie Lee Curtis Slammed For Comments About 'Knives Out' Co-Star Ana De Armas

Jamie Lee Curtis Slammed For Comments About 'Knives Out' Co-Star Ana De Armas

Jamie Lee Curtis' comments on Knives Out co-star Ana de Armas have been heavily criticised by fans

Jamie Lee Curtis is facing a backlash from fans after some comments about her Knives Out co-star Ana de Armas.

De Armas and Curtis starred together in the wildly successful mystery movie, but in truth both had successful careers long before teaming up for Rian Johnson’s 2019 flick.

However, despite her co-star’s success over a 15-year career, Jamie Lee Curtis said she thought the Cuban actor was an ‘inexperienced unsophisticated young woman’.

To be fair, she did go on to say some more positive things about her after that, but it’s those initial comments that have drawn criticism.

The pair starred in Knives Out together in 2019.

Curtis told Elle: “I assumed — and I say this with real embarrassment — because she had come from Cuba, that she had just arrived.

“I made an assumption that she was an inexperienced, unsophisticated young woman. That first day, I was like, ‘Oh, what are your dreams?'.”

Given that the 34-year-old actor has been in the film business since 2006, starring in blockbusters such as Blade Runner 2049 before tipping up on the Knives Out set, fans aren’t impressed with Curtis’ initial take on her.

One said: “The casual racism of Jamie Lee Curtis re; Ana De Armas is... both infuriating and totally expected.

“It's cringy as hell, and also exactly in line with how Americans are told and taught to think about both Cuba specifically and Hispanic people generally.”

Another wrote: “Jamie Lee Curtis really showed her white saviour complex, for the poor little Latina from Cuba, with her whole f***ing chest when talking about Ana de Armas.

“Imagine having the audacity to say something like this? In this economy? It's baffling...”

A third commented: “Jamie Lee Curtis assumed Ana de Armas was ‘unsophisticated’ because she’s a young Latina immigrant.

“It’s this type of attitude/thinking that leads to Hispanic women being the most underpaid demographic in the US.”

Ana is actually set to star as Marilyn Monroe in the forthcoming Netflix film Blonde, and she showed off some pictures of herself as the iconic star to Curtis, whose father Tony Curtis starred alongside Monroe in Some Like It Hot.

"She showed me a picture of her as Marilyn,” Curtis explained.

“My father was in Some Like It Hot, and I have a lot of photos of my father and Marilyn.

“It was a couple of still pictures and one video of her moving through space with no audio. “But it was so shocking because she was Marilyn.”

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Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV