World-famous scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night that she plans to officiate her youngest daughter’s wedding dressed as nothing short of powerful. world of warcraft Archmage Jaina Proudmoore.
“Ruby and Cynthia are getting married in the backyard, I’ll officiate in May,” Curtis told Kimmel during the segment. “It’s a cosplay wedding. That means you wear a costume. You dress like something.”
This, predictably, leads to a bit of back-and-forth between Curtis and Kimmel over the specifics of cosplay versus simply wearing a costume, before she reveals who she’ll be playing.
“Ruby and Cynthia chose my costume. Her name is Jaina Proudmoore. It’s from… does anyone here know what this is? It’s a game. I don’t know, it’s a game. She’s an admiral.”
Curtis’s apparent perplexity over World of Warcraft is almost certainly a joke, perhaps hoping to avoid an awkward trip down the rabbit hole with Kimmel. In reality, she has a long history with the game: she appeared at the 2016 Warcraft movie premiere in full. Orc Shaman Cosplayand spoke with true knowledge about World of Warcraft in a promotional site for the Video Games Live concert series.
She was also at BlizzCon:
Went Incognito 2 BlizzCon 2015.@Warcraft It was EPIC! What a wonderful World of Warcraft this is.#BlizzCon2015 pic.twitter.com/wjVWznqwpbNovember 8, 2015
And she clearly knows a thing or two about Jaina Proudmoore too. Describing the character as an admiral seemed wrong to me, but I don’t play World of Warcraft, so I took a trip to WowdI to (and then checked with blizzard clock) and sure enough, she is indeed the Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras. This strikes me as a very deep cut for non-WoW people.
Unfortunately, Curtis’ cosplay plan is running into a problem: it turns out the Etsy seamstress she hired to make the costume is located in Russia, which is currently subject to extensive trade sanctions due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.