Jamie Lee Curtis Says She Assumed Ana de Armas Was An ‘Inexperienced, Unsophisticated Young Woman’ When They First Met On Set

Actor Jamie Lee Curtis attends the 20th Annual AFI Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 03, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Ana De Armas stands next to James Bond Aston Martin Car at the World Premiere of "NO TIME TO DIE" at the Royal Albert Hall on September 28, 2021 in London, England.
Jamie Lee Curtis Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for AFI/ Ana De Armas Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Universal Pictures

Jamie Lee Curtis admitted, with “real embarrassment,” that she assumed fellow actress Ana de Armas was “inexperienced” and “unsophisticated” when the two first met on the set of their film, “Knives Out.”

The 63-year-old started generating headlines Wednesday after de Armas’ cover story in Elle Magazine hit newsstands. Curtis shared her thoughts about the 34-year-old actress, from Cuba, saying she thought the 2019 mystery crime movie role was de Armas’s first job in Hollywood.

“I assumed—and I say this with real embarrassment—because she had come from Cuba, that she had just arrived,” Curtis told the outlet. “I made an assumption that she was an inexperienced, unsophisticated young woman.”

“That first day, I was like, ‘Oh, what are your dreams?'” Curtis added, admitting to being “so impressed” with the “Deep Water” star.

Curtis also praised the “The Gray Man” actress and said she’s not the glamorous red carpet star she appears to be in advertisements.

“She is not as fancy as maybe the advertisements would have you believe,” Curtis explained. “She leans in, interested; talking to her is kind of give-and-take. She’s curious and asks a lot of questions.”

Before de Armas landed her breakout role in “Knives Out,” she had starred with Hollywood giants like Harrison Ford in “Blade Runner 2049,” actor Bradley Cooper in “War Dogs,” and Keanu Reeves in “Knock Knock.”

At one point in the report, Ana touched on her past rumored relationship with actor Ben Affleck and admitted it was one of the reasons she decided to relocate after living in southern California for seven years.

“That’s one of the reasons why I left L.A,” de Armas shared and explained that “there’s no escape” from living a life being tracked by paparazzi everywhere.

“There’s no way out,” she added. “It’s always the feeling of something that you don’t have, something missing. It’s a city that keeps you anxious.”

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