Judy Greer Explains Why Her Halloween Character Hasn't Gotten The Hell Out Of Haddonfield

In the new horror sequel Halloween, Judy Greer plays Karen, the daughter of Jamie Lee Curtis’ troubled, PTSD-suffering heroine Laurie Strode. Karen was removed from her mothers home at a young age by child protective services, and at the beginning of the movie, she still has a rough relationship with her mom. In Haddonfield, Illinois Karen stays not far from a psychiatric facility that holds the psycho who almost killed her mother 40 years ago on the night of Halloween — Michael Myers. Laurie believes that it is only a matter of time before Michael Myers strikes again and wreaks havoc on them.

So many seem to ask: Why doesn't Karen just move to somewhere not so close to the maniac killer who tried to kill her mother?

“I know, that is a good question,” Greer says. “I think probably [because of] Ray [Karen’s husband, played by Toby Huss] and work. And, you know, because her relationship with her mother is so broken, I think that we sometimes, without knowing it, unconsciously stick around to try to repair something like that. I mean, from a psychological point of view, you maybe have the person that is like, ‘F— you, I’m getting out, and don’t call me ever again, I don’t have a mom.’ Or you have the person that fights and kicks and screams, but is never going to give up on getting that relationship right with a parent. Obviously, I think Karen is the second one.”

3. Make Sure They Look Good

As you send the nudes, make sure that they look good. So, be sure to check the lighting and other factors as well. In short, take nudes you would be proud of.

4. Know Your Boundaries

Nude does not always mean being completely naked. So, you get to define what nude means to you. You might even consider a photo of yourself in a bikini a nude. As a matter of fact, photos that are less revealing tend to be more seductive. But if you want to go all out and send photos of yourself in your birthday suit, then you can go ahead and do it if it's comfortable for you.

But because of you, I am confident that whatever comes my way, I will be okay. I know that regardless of what happens, I can put my hope in you and that you will come through for me, guiding me through the difficult times as you have always done. This time, however, I am hoping for a miracle, because the weight of my burdens has become too much for me to bear.

My trust is still in you, but this time I hope upon your providence. I hope upon your mercy. I hope upon your magnificent blessings. Show me your forgiveness.

I have no idea what my own future holds, but with you in it, I am sure it will be full of hope and promise and beyond anything I could ever expect.

4. You’re the caregiver type

In other words, you like to save people from problems. People come to you when they need someone to rescue them and you help them out every time.

5. You respect your word

While this is a great virtue, it makes it hard for you to change your mind, even when you should. To avoid feeling like you are a liar, you put yourself through situations you don’t like.

Being put on the spot makes it harder for us to define our boundaries. In our attempts to appease the person giving us their attention, we agree to things without meaning to.

But failure to have boundaries lets other people force us into situations that make us resent them. As long as you think having boundaries makes you rude, the wrong people will continue to put demands on you and you will end up resenting them.

You also need to stop equating having boundaries with lack of compassion. Instead, see it as a way to have self-respect. After all, you wouldn’t go around imposing responsibilities on people if it would make them uncomfortable.

Before anyone can respect you, you have to respect yourself first.

So, don’t be in a rush to give a response the next time someone asks you for a favor. Take your time and think it over and then give an answer you will not regret.

It’s okay to be honest about what’s not okay and what is.