Scarlett Johansson has admitted she worried about tackling Janet Leigh's iconic 'Psycho' shower scene while filming Sir Alfred Hitchcock biopic, 'Hitchcock'.
Scarlett Johansson worried about her shower scene in 'Hitchcock'.
The actress plays 'Psycho' star Janet Leigh in the biopic about famed director Sir Alfred Hitchcock (Sir Anthony Hopkins) and his wife Alma Reville (Dame Helen Mirren) during the making of his seminal classic, and she admits to being cautious about tackling Janet's iconic shower scene in the horror film.
In an interview with Italian magazine, L'Espresso, she said: ''At first I didn't really think about it, but as the day of the shower scene came closer, I started to worry.
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Despite playing Alfred Hitchcock's wife in a new biopic about the legendary filmmaker, Dame Helen Mirren disliked the man when she met him as a young actress.
The Oscar-winning actress plays the iconic director's wife Alma Reville in new biopic 'Hitchcock', but she has revealed she once endured a disastrous audition for the filmmaker's thriller 'Frenzy' in the early 1970s because she felt he disliked the way she looked.
Helen told The Huffington Post newspaper: ''When I was a very young actress I was sent for an audition with him. I don't think he would have auditioned me; I think he either thought you looked right or you didn't. I was arrogant and ignorant and, at that time, he was just not my kind of film director...
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It’s slim pickings this week, in terms of big budget movies, as the industry winds down a little over the festive period (though prepare yourselves for the usual onslaught of Christmassy slush hitting the big screen in the coming weeks).
However, the new release that everybody’s chatting about right now is Hitchcock. Starring Antony Hopkins (as the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock) and Helen Mirren (as his wife, Alma Reville), there has already been discussion of the possibility of Oscar nominations coming the way of this biopic, which focuses on the era when Hitchcock was filming Psycho – widely considered to be the pinnacle of his career. The star of Psycho, Janet Leigh, is played by the ever-popular Scarlett Johansson.
Reviews for the movie have been mixed; it seems as though most reviewers are praising the performances, but not the film as a whole, which lacks clarity. The movie is only getting a limited release this week, so don’t expect it to be riding too high with box office takings but do expect some of its cast to be riding high when it comes to awards season.
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Sir Anthony Hopkins enjoyed getting his teeth into the complex role of Alfred Hitchcock in his new film 'Hitchcock'.
The Oscar-winning actor had to dig deep to play the iconic 'Psycho' filmmaker in Sacha Gervasi's new biopic 'Hitchcock', and after extensive research he discovered the character was an interesting mix of conflicting emotions.
Anthony said: ''Researching I realised that Hitch was an utter paradox. I wouldn't say, 'I become Hitchcock'. I don't do that, because I'd go mad. You can't become anyone, you just try to find a way to balance it so as to not make a caricature.
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Scarlett Johansson is the focus of a new string of photos to be released from Hitchcock – the new movie based on Alfred Hitchcock’s relationship with his wife. The movie centres on the period of time around the filming of Hitchcock’s classic thriller, Psycho, of which Janet Leigh (played by Scarlett) became the undoubted star.
In the photos (courtesy of Deadbolt), we see Scarlett in all her retro glory, wearing pastel coloured, 1950s cats-eye sun-shades and driving a vintage car. Elsewhere, she can be seen wearing a cream coloured cardigan and pencil skirt, being measured by a wardrobe assistant, whilst Hitchcock (played by Anthony Hopkins) looks on, framing her with his hands.
Another recent Hitchcock biopic, The Girl, examined Hitchock’s dubious and allegedly abusive relationship with another of his leading ladies, Tippi Hedren (The Birds) but Hitchcock is more interested with the relationship between the director and his wife, Alma Reville. Of course, Scarlett Johansson’s on-screen glamour plays a large part in the movie and even in the trailer, tension can be detected between the wife and the leading lady, as Reville (played by Helen Mirren) tells her husband “don’t wait until half way through the movie (to kill off the leading actress) – do it after half an hour.”
What’s this? A new Scarlett Johansson tattoo?
It looks as though the Hitchcock actress has decided to add to her collection of body art with a rudimentary horseshoe, with the words ‘Lucky You’ inscribed above it. The new ink, which is located on her ribcage, was done by the French tattooist and graffiti artist Fuzi Uvtpk and The Daily Mail have pictured Scarlett and Fuzi together in his studio.
Apparently, Scarlett decided she wanted Fuzi to be the next tattoo artist to tattoo her, after she visited his exhibition in Paris. The new artwork joins her collection; she has two circles with the letter A on her ankle, a colourful sunrise scene in a circle, on her forearm and a bracelet on her wrist, which bears the words “I Love NY.” Scarlett is notoriously secretive when it comes to revealing the details of the meaning of her tattoos and we’re none the wiser when it comes to her new tattoo. Though frankly, if you’re close enough to Scarlett Johansson’s bare ribcage to read the tattoo, then lucky you, indeed!
Alfred Hitchcock biopic ‘Hitchcock’ is set to be in line for an Oscar this year as Fox Searchlight reveals the 2012 release date.
Fox Searchlight Pictures are known for producing and distributing independent, mainly British films many of which have been successful Oscar winners or nominees including ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘Black Swan’, ‘The Full Monty’, ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘Juno’. ‘Hitchcock’ could be set to be their latest jewel as the previously expected 2013 release date has been moved to November 23rd 2012 making it a serious contender for an Academy Award this year.
Unlike the actual Alfred Hitchcock movies, which were largely suspense-driven thrillers, the film is comedy drama based on the making of Alfred Hitchcock’s hit 1960 blockbuster ‘Psycho’ and the relationship the director had with his wife Alma Reville. It focuses on the major controversy surrounding the film’s sexual and violent content and Hitchcock’s battle with financing and censorship. It has been adapted by screenwriter John McLaughlin (‘Black Swan’) from Stephen Rebello’s biography ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho’ with Sacha Gervasi (‘Anvil: The Story of Anvil’) in his feature film directorial debut. If this wasn’t enough to make a big impression at The Oscars, then the flick’s all-star cast is bound to be a winner. With Academy Award sensations Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren playing Hitchcock and Alma, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel playing ‘Psycho’ stars Janet Leigh and Vera Miles, the spectacular mix of both American and British actors is sure to appeal to most culturally singular film lovers.
As a killer who calls himself the Avenger preys on fair-haired women in London, Mr and Mrs Bunting (Chesney and Ault) begin to fear for their blonde daughter Daisy (June). Thankfully, she's being courted by cocky detective Joe (Keen), who's sure he can protect her and catch the Avenger. Then a shy, strikingly good-looking young man (Novello) rents a room in their home. As Daisy's affections quietly shift from Joe to this new lodger, her parents begin to worry about who he is. And Joe's jealousy makes him suspicious as well.
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Dame Helen Mirren has reportedly entered talks to star in 'Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho' as the filmmaker's wife Alma Reville.
The 'Arthur' actress looks likely to join the cast of 'Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho' as Alma Reville alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins, who has been attached to play the legendary filmmaker for around a year, though insiders told the Hollywood Reporter that negotiations are still in the early stages.
'Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho' is based on Stephen Rebello's non-fiction book about how the director, at the height of his career success, wanted to make a "lowly" horror movie.
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On the run, Charlie decides to hide out in sleepy Santa Rosa, a town that's not much different today than it was in Hitch's 1940s. His visit goes smoothly until a nosy cop and Charlie's inquisitive niece who is named after him (Theresa Wright) get all uppity and go snooping through Charlie's things. Before long, the jig is up.
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