Jamie Lee Curtis might be Michelle Yeoh’s biggest fan.
The actors sat side by side at the 2023 Golden Globes on Jan. 10 when it was announced that Yeoh won Best Actress at the ceremony for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
While Yeoh covered her face with her hands, Curtis, 64, reacted differently to the announcement – she threw up her hands and let out what appeared to be an excited yell for her co-star.
The moment circulated on social media in the days following the awards show, eventually making its way into a t-shirt that Curtis wore proudly. In an Instagram post shared on Jan. 14, Curtis posed for a mirror selfie in a white T-shirt that had a photo of the moment printed in capital letters next to the text “Friends Support Friends.”
“I’m still stunned that a moment of natural exuberance and joy became something of a symbol of women supporting other women,” Curtis wrote in the caption, voicing the person behind the shirt, Erin Gallagher.
Explaining that the shirt was left outside her house along with some bagels, Curtis wrote in the caption, “After my shower today, I wear it proudly.”
“#FRIENDSSUPPORTINGFRIENDS is a perfect team goal…” Curtis continued. “Thank you Erin and everyone who is expanding it and amplifying the message and CONGRATULATIONS @michelleyeoh_official YOU ARE ALL EVERYWHERE AT ONCE!”
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Now the shirt is just a way for the actress to show her support for her remote contributors as she sits out at upcoming awards shows.
Curtis announced in an Instagram post on Jan. 13 that she tested positive for COVID-19. Due to her diagnosis, she was unable to accompany her co-stars to several industry events.
But the shirt has held them together as more cast members have donned the shirt.
On her Instagram Story, Curtis shared a video of Everything Everywhere All at Once co-star Stephanie Hsu posing on the red carpet at the BAFTA Tea Party in Los Angeles on Jan. 14. In the video, Hsu can be seen holding up the same shirt Curtis was wearing on her chest.
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“PEACE[N]DS MISSING FRIENDS,” Curtis wrote on the post.
Stephanie Hsu holds up a t-shirt. (@jamieleecurtis on Instagram)
Yeoh also took part in the campaign, posting a photo on Instagram on Sunday, January 15, holding the t-shirt to her body to frame the message.
“I love you @jamieleecurtis!!” Yeoh wrote in the caption.
She added, “Speedy recovery, need my hand in yours.”
Curtis celebrated the Crazy Rich Asians star’s win on Instagram the day after the Golden Globes, posting the meme photo from the show. In the caption, she wrote, “Once a cheerleader. ALWAYS a cheerleader. My Bae won a Golden Globe. Her first nomination and her first win.”
Yeoh found her own way to thank Curtis for the support by giving her a greeting during her acceptance speech.
Yeoh spoke about the role created by filmmaking duo Daniels – Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. Discussing her script, she said they “had the courage to write about an everyday immigrant, an aging woman, mother, daughter. She was audited by the IRS, played by the most amazing Jamie Lee Curtis.”
“I love you,” Yeoh told her co-star.
This article was originally published on TODAY.com