Michael Myers actor speaks on preparing for Halloween role

Published: Oct. 19, 2018 at 2:24 PM CDT
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Halloween is just two weeks away!

But the new sequel to the classic Halloween movie premieres Friday. James Jude Courtney, the actor who plays Michael Myers in the new film, stopped by the 13 News Studio on Friday where he spoke on his role and what kind of preparation it took.

He says prep for the role of Michael Myers is basically a lifetime of work.

"It's a very physically demanding role, and the acting is deep and it's a very, very deep place you've got to go to, but because you don't have words and you don't have eyes to work with because the mask covers everything, it all has to be done through physicality. It's not something you just jump in and do," says Courtney.

Courtney was also presented with a proclamation from Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon who named October 19th James Jude Courtney Day.

Courtney added that Bowling Green has a lot of significance in the movie, and said without Bowling Green there would be no John Carpenter, the legendary movie's' creator.

Carpenter, who has strong ties to Bowling Green, attended Western Kentucky University before transferring to University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts in 1968.

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