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Jamie Lee Curtis Confirms Madame Leota from ‘Haunted Mansion’ is an Avid ‘Real Housewives’ Enthusiast

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Jamie Lee Curtis is preparing to take on a role in Disney’s eerie ride-inspired movie, Haunted Mansion, as the iconic character Madame Leota. Amid a host of peculiar characters, Madame Leota will distinguish herself in an unusual way in the forthcoming film. During a recent discussion with Perri Nemiroff from FilmSweep, Curtis revealed an unexpected detail about her character’s personality – she’s a huge Real Housewives fan. While such a predilection may seem odd for a character associated with a supernatural narrative, Curtis shared her perspective on the intriguing characteristic:

“She’s glued to all the Real Housewives shows, from Beverly Hills to New York to Atlanta. She’s probably binging on them. I reckon she’s quite a binge-watcher. I mean, I’m okay on my own for a while, but she’s been there for a hundred years. I believe reality TV is her thing.”

Living within a crystal ball, Madame Leota’s fate is not the most distressing among the inhabitants of the haunted house. In Justin Simien’s forthcoming family adventure, the character Gabbie (Rosario Dawson) seeks a fresh start for her and her children. Upon discovering an incredibly affordable house in an isolated location, she believes she’s stumbled upon a perfect chance for growth. However, she soon realizes her error as her new home is overrun by numerous unsettled spirits. Owen Wilson’s priest character must assist Gabbie in unraveling the mansion’s hidden mysteries.

Considering Leota has spent a century inside a crystal ball with little to do, her fascination with a reality show featuring well-heeled women engaging with one another is hardly surprising. However, Leota’s Real Housewives binge-watching sessions will be interrupted when Gabbie and her family move into the mansion. Leota will need to collaborate with other supernatural entities, like the Hatbox Ghost (Jared Leto), to either terrify the new inhabitants into leaving or ensnare them within the mansion they initially thought would be their dream home.

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‘Haunted Mansion’: Trailer, Release Date, Cast, and What To Anticipate

Disney’s Theme Park Madness

Haunted Mansion joins the recent trend of Disney’s efforts to convert their most beloved theme park rides into full-length movies. Just a few years ago, Jungle Cruise sought to draw audiences back to theaters post-pandemic with its 2021 release. Looking ahead, Taika Waititi is currently working on a movie based on Tower of Terror, a spine-chilling attraction themed on a hotel harboring a dreadful secret within its aesthetically pleasing exterior. Scarlett Johansson is confirmed to star in this forthcoming adaptation, signaling another potential blockbuster for Disney.

Check out the Haunted Mansion trailer below and the interview in the player above:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Haunted Mansion Film

Who is Jamie Lee Curtis playing in the film “Haunted Mansion”?

Jamie Lee Curtis is playing the character Madame Leota in the film “Haunted Mansion.”

What is the surprising trait of Jamie Lee Curtis’ character in “Haunted Mansion”?

The surprising trait of Jamie Lee Curtis’ character, Madame Leota, is that she is a big fan of the reality television series “Real Housewives.”

What is the premise of the film “Haunted Mansion”?

The film “Haunted Mansion” follows the character Gabbie, played by Rosario Dawson, as she moves into a seemingly affordable house that turns out to be haunted by restless souls. She seeks the help of a priest, portrayed by Owen Wilson, to unravel the mysteries within the mansion.

Is “Haunted Mansion” based on a Disney theme park attraction?

Yes, “Haunted Mansion” is based on one of Disney’s iconic theme park attractions of the same name.

Are there other Disney theme park attraction films in the works?

Yes, Disney has been adapting their theme park attractions into feature films. “Jungle Cruise” was released in 2021, and there are plans for a film based on the Tower of Terror attraction, with Scarlett Johansson attached to star.

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GabbieFangirl July 12, 2023 - 6:57 am

OMG! Rosario Dawson is gonna be in haunted mansion? I love her! and with owen wilson too? yasss! this movie sounds spooky and fun. can’t wait to watch it with my friends!

MovieFanatic123 July 12, 2023 - 5:42 pm

jeez, haunted mansion is another theme park movie adaptation from disney? seems like they’re running out of ideas! but hey, at least jamie lee curtis and the real housewives twist might make it interesting. we’ll see.

DisneyLover92 July 12, 2023 - 6:30 pm

omg! Jamie lee curtis is gonna play madame leota in haunted mansion?! she’s like a big fan of the real housewives which is like so random but also cool? can’t wait to see this film!


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