Jamie Lee Curtis Kept Just One Thing From The Everything Everywhere All At Once Set

Jamie Lee Curtis is not immune from the one impulse we all have inside us: kleptomania. Just kidding, she didn't steal anything from the set of "Everything Everywhere All At Once," but she did want to keep something from the shooting process, which is what any sane person would want after working on a movie. Turns out, the prop Curtis wanted to take home was the framed images of her character, Deirdre, and Michelle Yeoh's character, Evelyn, in the alternate universe where they were a couple. Romantic as hell, honestly.

"The only thing that I wanted to keep from the set of 'Everything Everywhere' was THIS!" Curtis wrote on her official Facebook page on January 5, 2023, alongside a photo of the sweet prop. "Our producer [Jonathan Wang] was kind enough to deliver it to me after we wrapped."

The Evelyn and Deirdre framed photographs prove that Curtis totally vibes with the emotional core of the incredible Daniels-directed film she had a supporting role in. After all, the universe where her IRS inspector character and Yeoh's laundromat owner are a couple who are on the tumultuous verge of splitting up (and also they have hot dogs for fingers) is one of the most emotionally resonant universes within the multiverse of "EEAAO." It's one of the main elements that humanizes Deirdre throughout the film, and it certainly changes her in the eyes of the one true Evelyn. With or without hot dog hands (though it's better with), the alternate universe is a crucial emotional element of the story. In short, Curtis really gets it.

But that's not all...

You know, if you're Jamie Lee Curtis, you could probably have whatever you wanted from a set. That's just how it goes when you're a legend. So naturally, the acting giant ended up wanting something else after seeing the film — but this was more of an homage piece.

"Then, of course, I saw the movie and wanted the picture of the two rocks with the F word above both of them from that vista which the Daniels sent to me so I am complete," she added in her Facebook post. "A love story for the ages. A family reunification story for us all!"

One could argue that the scene with the rocks is another major emotional tentpole of the film. There are many opportunities for tears in the audience with "Everything Everywhere All At Once," but the frank conversation between Evelyn and her daughter Joy (Stephanie Hsu) in a universe where they are sentient rocks in the mountains is striking in its depth and complexity. Despite the fact that it takes place in absolute silence with only subtitles to take us through, it's one of the most effective scenes in the film because it brings mother and daughter together with no distractions in an effort to get to the core of why the multiverse is in peril (you know, Evelyn and Joy's own relationship). On top of that, Daniels' script is moving and meaningful, so the unspoken dialogue of the scene is pitch-perfect at getting to the heart of the emotional plane these characters have yet to cross. 

"Everything Everywhere All At Once" is available to stream on Showtime.