Jamie Lee Curtis Pays Tribute to Mother's 'Psycho' Scene on 'Scream Queens'

by Meredith B. Kile 1:02 AM PDT, September 16, 2015
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Acting ran in the family for Jamie Lee Curtis, whose parents Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh were both silver screen icons. Now, the Scream Queens star is getting a chance to pay tribute to her mother, who was perhaps best known for her role in the Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 thriller Psycho.

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"Just recreated, with help from the amazing crew, a shot by shot of my mother's famous shower scene from Hitchcock's PSYCHO for @screamqueensfox," Curtis revealed in a spot-on Instagram pic on Tuesday. "Ryan Murphy and co. wrote it into a special episode and it felt right! Honoring the Royal legend that is/was/will always be, Janet Leigh. Thought all fans of the genre would love it!"

Curtis plays Dean Cathy Munsch in the horror-comedy, which follows a string of murders at a college sorority. The highly anticipated series was created by American Horror Story and Glee boss Ryan Murphy. She told ET that her character "loathes the Greek system and every bad thing that it represents."

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"I've seen already three very different ways that [my character] works people to her goal and it's been fun," the 56-year-old actress teased. "It's been really fun. Maybe I'm evil beyond measure."

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Scream Queens premieres Sept. 22 at 8/7c on Fox.