On Tuesday, Jamie Lee Curtis sat down for an interview with Spain's Cadena SER radio network. The Halloween Ends actor opened up about the transphobia she witnesses toward her daughter Ruby.
Curtis shared with SER:
"I have a trans daughter. There are threats against her life just [for] her existence as a human being."
"There are people who want to annihilate her and people like her."
"The level of hatred...[It's] as if we haven't learned from fascism, [like] we haven't learned what the result of that is: the extermination of human beings."
"That is terrifying."
"So Jamie Lee Curtis is scared, and you should be too."
"And Jamie Lee Curtis has a voice, and she's trying to use it. And you should too."
"And that's how we change things. We think about them, we learn about them, and then we use our voices to bring attention to them and fight against them."
You can listen to the interview below.
Curtis and her husband Christopher Guest, who married in 1984, adopted two children. In 1986, they adopted Annie and in 1996 they adopted Ruby.
Ruby, who is now 26, told her parents in 2020 that she is trans.
Curtis revealed she is learning along the way but is taking it very seriously.
"I'm learning new terminology and words."
"I'm new at it. I'm not someone who is pretending to know much about it"
"And I'm going to blow it, I'm going to make mistakes."
"I would like to try to avoid making big mistakes."
After hearing the interview, tweets flooded in commending Curtis for being an advocate for her daughter.
"If one person reads this, sees a picture of Ruby and me and says, 'I feel free to say this is who I am,' then it's worth it."