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Curtis (center) and her 'Scream Queens' costars (left to right) Billie Lourd, Keke Palmer, Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Lea Michele, and Abigail Breslin
“I admire them, I honor them. I think they’re extraordinarily beautiful, each and every one of them and they all have style. So for me I’m just trying to honor them and be their cheerleader because I think they’re all great."
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Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Billie Lourd, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, and Emma Roberts
The cast's busy schedule included a poster signing on the convention floor. Curtis says the fandom was inspiring. "Ultimately, the appreciation that you get from people is so moving," she says. "The fans of horror films and fantasy and adventure and anime, these fans are the most loyal, dedicated group of people. You can't be jaded."
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"Skyler smoking in the lobby as I saw her."
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"The mysterious and mesmerizing Abigail."
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Curtis (center), with extras
Scream Queens, about a college threatened by a costumed killer, brought along sorority-girl extras with dummy knives protruding from their backs. Curtis says promoting the show was a blast: "It's exciting when it's something this good. You can't contain your enthusiasm."
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Billie Lourd, Lea Michele, and Emma Roberts
"The arrival PANDEMONIUM!"
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"A star is born."
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Emma Roberts and Lea Michele
Curtis has a surprising moniker for the show's young actresses—Emma Roberts and Lea Michele among them. "Any group of girls together are hags," she says, explaining an inside joke that dates back to her daughter's dance-class days. "So, at Comic-Con, I was calling them the 'hags,' and people were looking at me weird."
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Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Abigail Breslin, and Skyler Samuels
"The elevator eyes. There were a lot of elevators."
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Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, and Abigail Breslin
"The Chanels find their light at the FOX party."
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"Our star rises above the fray. Love her."
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Jamie Lee Curtis self-portrait
"My selfie high above the madding crowd."