Jamie Lee Curtis recently appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote her new film Knives Out. She joked with the talk show host on how she uses her kids as an excuse to get out of plans all the time. Jamie has two adopted children, Annie, 32 and Thomas, 23.
James asked if she did anything special on her birthday this year, which falls on November 22nd. She responded, “No, James. I’m old! I’m old, I’m married, our kids are gone.” She revealed that her husband made some plans, but she decided to stay home and watch Netflix with him because he had a cold.
Jamie Lee Curtis is a homebody and loves a good excuse to cancel plans
It sounds like Jamie prefers to stay in anyway. She continued, “I had just come back from New York. I was exhausted, and conveniently, Chris got a little cold. So, then I made some chicken soup and I think tried to watch The Crown and then we went to bed.”
She reminisced about when her kids were small and she could use them to get out of going to anything. James seemed to agree! He said, “My favorite dinner party is one that gets canceled an hour before I have to be there. It’s glorious.”
Jamie replied, “It’s the reason to have children because you can immediately blame it on them. You know, ‘They have diarrhea,’ and then right away, they don’t want you to come. They really don’t want you to come.” James joked, “It’s worth having kids just for the lies. That’s absolutely the reason to do it.” Jamie responded, “It’s the reason I did it.”
In conclusion, watch more of the interview below with Jamie Lee Curtis: