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Betsy Palmer took one of her most famous roles because she needed a new car and was positive no one would see the film. 

Starring as Mrs. Voorhees in the iconic 1980 slasher film, Friday the 13th, the movie that kicked off the Jason franchise, the late Palmer said she was aghast when she read the script, but thought, "why not?" 

"I had a Mercedes, which I had for a number of years, and it broke down on the Connecticut turnpike. So I said to myself, 'I need a new car, universe,'" Palmer explained in a making of feature. 

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