Jamie Lee Curtis and director Rian Johnson are using a secret invisible ink to communicate. Here's the recipe
Being stuck at home with family doesn't leave people a lot of room for privacy so we can understand if the coronavirus quarantine has got you wishing you had some secret way of communicating with your friends (partly for the privacy but mostly for the sheer fun of it). Well as it turns out, 'Knives Out' director Rian Johnson and Jamie Lee Curtis, who played Linda Drysdale in the movie, do in fact have a way to send secret messages and it's so simple you could do it from your kitchen.
On April 15, Johnson shared a secret message that Curtis had sent him during the lockdown. In a Twitter post, Johnson shared an image of a note addressed to Johnson and his wife, apparently sent to him by Curtis and her husband.
The filmmaker teased that he and Curtis had developed their own coded means of communication writing, "We have our own... secret way of communicating. You have to find that with Jamie."
The message itself was pretty straightforward though. The note simply states that the pandemic and quarantine "sucks."
That said, it's still pretty fun and it's really not that hard to do either. Of course, we don't know for sure how exactly Curtis may have made the message but it appears she used some substance that is colorless until heated (any heat source will do though, from the image, it appears Johnson used a stove).
So here's one way you can do it yourself. Get a lemon, a bowl, a spoon, some water, a cotton bud, and some paper.
Squeeze lemon juice into the bowl and add a few drops of water. Mix the juice and the water well using the spoon and then dip the cotton bud in your newly-created "invisible ink".
Now write whatever messages you want using the cotton bud on the paper and wait for the paper to dry completely so it's totally invisible. You can now give this letter to whoever you want to share the secret with and all they have to do is heat up the paper to reveal the hidden message. Neat, isn't it?