LOS ANGELES — It’s been a whirlwind few months in the spotlight for the overwhelmingly authentic Jamie Lee Curtis, during what she calls her season of shiny things.
“For the first time in my life, and it’s kind of incredible,” she said.
What You Need To Know
- Make March Matter is an annual campaign that unites businesses and the community in support of children’s health and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
- You can shop, dine or participate in an event with a participating partner, and money will be donated to CHLA
- Some local participating businesses include Randy’s Donuts and Porto’s Bakery
- To see a full list of businesses supporting make March Matter, visit here
But get a few minutes alone with Curtis, and her first-ever Oscar nomination is the last thing she wants to talk about. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is the first.
“The bright lights of show business are lovely, but the truth of the matter is that the daily hustle of a hospital, the daily grind and advocacy of the people that work here at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 24/7, 365,” she said.
Curtis has long been the hospital’s biggest celebrity supporter. Here she celebrates the kickoff of one of its biggest fundraisers: Make March Matter. This is an initiative where local businesses all over LA donate a portion of proceeds to the hospital, a simple way for others to be able to support children in need.
“By going to Randy’s Donuts or Porto’s Bakery or Panda Express and getting orange chicken, and by buying orange chicken at Panda Express, you are going to be giving money directly to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles,” she said.
Even though the humble star wants to use her light to shine attention on the hospital, you have to acknowledge how bright that light has gotten since her role in the award-winning and now Oscar front-runner, “Everything Everywhere All At Once” — the little film that could and did. It’s a movie about an Asian immigrant woman traveling through the multiverse with the fate of the world in her hands. Curtis plays the IRS inspector the family deals with, a role for which she earned an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress.
Although movie critics say she’s one of the frontrunners in her category, in the spirit of authenticity, she isn’t expecting anything for Oscars Sunday.
“I’d rather be surprised than crushed,” she said.