Jamie Lee Curtis used her Oscar acceptance speech to express gratitude to her transgender “daughter” Ruby, who is male-to-female, after winning the supporting actress award for her role in the indie sci-fi comedy Everything Everywhere All at Once.
During her speech, Curtis acknowledged her family, including husband Christopher Guest and “our daughters” Annie and Ruby.
Curtis first publicly recognized her trans “daughter” Ruby Guest in a People magazine profile last year and admitted her lack of knowledge about the community’s subculture.
“It’s like speaking a new language,” she said in the interview. “It’s about learning new terminologies and words. I’m new at it. I’m not someone who is pretending to know much about it. And I’m going to mess up, I’m going to make mistakes. I would like to try to avoid making big mistakes.”
In October, the actress revealed in a radio interview that she was “terrified” of “transphobia,” saying it was “as if we haven’t learned from fascism.”
Curtis explained that she has a trans daughter, and there are threats against her life just because she exists as a human being. This was during an interview on Spain’s Cadena SER Radio.