If there’s one thing Jamie Lee Curtis loves, it’s an early bedtime. Staying up late is overrated! If you have to get up early, you’re groggy and exhausted. Even if you can sleep in, nothing good happens after a certain time of evening. That’s why Curtis is speaking for all of us who value our beauty rest in calling for musicians to start performing matinee concerts. After all, who wants to wait until 9 p.m. for their favorite artist to come on stage? Not Jamie Lee Curtis and not me, that’s for sure!
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter at the Independent Spirit Awards on March 4, Curtis implored bands to start coming on earlier in the day. “I am gonna just say this now as a taunt and as a suggestion. U2, do a matinee. Coldplay, do a matinee. What about a 12 noon concert, Coldplay? What about it?” she said.
“Bruce Springsteen, do a f**king matinee! You’re old! Why wouldn’t you let me come see you, Bruce Springsteen, in your glory days — pun intended — and do it at noon or one o’clock? Two o’clock! Two o’clock matinee!” she added. “Theatre in New York, two o’clock! I will come and hear your five-hour concert, Bruce, at two o’clock, and I’m gonna be home and in bed by 7:30.”
Jamie Lee Curtis is serious about going to bed early
Early riser Jamie Lee Curtis @jamieleecurtis challenges musicians to move up concerts during the day. pic.twitter.com/4BPGcO3cHi
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 7, 2023
And in case you thought she was simply doing a funny bit, you’re wrong. Jamie Lee Curtis is very serious about her early bedtime. So much so that she turned down an invitation to a very exclusive and private Oscars dinner because it wasn’t starting until 7:30 p.m.
“Now you might say, ‘Jamie, you’re nominated for an Academy Award, you’re going to be in the room with only nominees for the Academy Award, and I have declined.’ Why? Because mommy goes to bed early,” she explained.
She later told Today that the only way she would have gone was if it had started at 5 p.m. Instead, she just went to the luncheon that included everyone.
“Here’s the thing, you see there’s a nominees’ lunch which was fantastic because it was lunchtime and we were all there, we were all dressed up,” she recalled. “They took that big class picture of everyone, it was thrilling! If that had been at night, I would have gone, but it would have been arduous to me because I’m just that girl.”
Let’s all just take Jamie Lee Curtis’ suggestion of afternoon concerts seriously, please. Personally, I can’t think of anything I love the sound of more than that.
Jamie Lee Curtis says she has declined her invitation to the #Oscar nominees’ dinner because she goes to bed early. pic.twitter.com/EfBxKrBOHY
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) March 5, 2023