Franchise icon Danielle Harris made headlines here in the horror community last month when she opened up about her thoughts on the direction the Halloween franchise is headed, expressing her sadness about Jamie Lloyd being retconned out of the series – after all, next year’s film will operate as if only Carpenter’s original exists.
“I’m bummed out. And here’s why I’m bummed out,” Harris said in a YouTube video. “What I am bummed about is… [Laurie Strode] has a daughter. They’re saying it’s the last one and… she has a daughter. And it’s not Jamie. It’s just kind of a bummer, I guess.”
As a reminder, Judy Greer was recently cast to play Laurie Strode’s daughter in David Gordon Green’s Halloween, whose name will presumably *not* be Jamie.
While on the interview circuit to promote her new film Inoperable, Harris has naturally been asked about the much-talked-about video. First up, she told Birth Movies Death that she’s still holding out hope that maybe, just maybe, she’ll someday return to the series.
“They keep saying this is Halloween 3 and they’re never going to make another one. But somewhere along the way, if they make a Halloween 4, I think it would be really cool to have Jamie come back,” Harris told the site. “I’ve kinda always wanted to be the killer. But, you know, Michael is the killer. I think it would be cool to be Jamie just one more time for one scene with Jamie Lee Curtis. That’s really what I want to be at the end of the day. And then I can be done with that.”
In a chat with Daily Dead, Harris noted that despite not being asked back, she’s still excited to check out David Gordon Green’s film when it’s released next October.
“I’ll absolutely go to the theater and see it for sure. I’m a fan first and foremost,” Harris said. “I am looking forward to them bringing it back to the way I think it needed to be. It kind of took a pretty intense hard left I would say, so I am looking forward to seeing it. I’m hoping that it goes back to the old school with Carpenter involved. I’m assuming that that’s going to be where they go with it. I always believe less is more, so maybe it’ll get a chance to do that and I really would love to see Michael back and in his original mask and see Jamie Lee [Curtis] back up there.”
She added, “I mean, I am bummed that I’m not a part of something that could be super cool, especially if it’s the last one—that’s just so sad that it’s done—but I’ve done four movies. I’m more than happy with what I had from that franchise so far. Maybe one day I’ll meet Jamie Lee [Curtis], we’ll see, but I definitely 100% will be at the theater checking it out.”