Scarlett Johansson

Hitchcock Heroine

November 8, 2012

American darling Scarlett Johansson sure has enough reasons to be happy. Her democratic friend Barack Obama won the presidential election, she is considered as one of the most popular singles out there and she is also starring next to Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren in the new movie “Hitchcock“, which is based on the life of the famous psychological thriller director.

The 27 year old actress gave an interview to V Magazine, where she talked about the eminent shower scene, the dream of making a musical and 12-inch kitchen knives.

Did you watch Hitchcock movies when you were growing up?

Scarlett: I did. My mom was a huge movie buff. We had the whole collection. Of course we watched Psycho, but I was always terrified of it. Strangers on a Train, I loved that one. And Vertigo, which I never understood until I got older. We did, we watched a lot of Hitchcock movies.

How did you prepare for one of the most iconic scenes in movie history?

Scarlett: Hmm, how did I prepare? Well, I just prepared myself to get very, very wet… She says with a glimmer in her eye! We only had the luxury to shoot the scene for a day, and everybody was feeling very nervous because it involved water and nobody wants the actor to get wet. They were concerned with modesty and all these things. But I don’t care about any of that stuff and Janet Leigh never did either. You have got to be brave, get into the shower, and face Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock jabbing you in the face with a 12-inch kitchen knife, you know.

Read the whole interview right here, together with some great photos of Scarlett shot by Jean-Paul Goude.



MEW is married to Scarlett Johansson in his dreams and a MacBook in real life. His big love is Tokyo, the colorful and loud metropolis in the far east. Because every single moment spent in Harajuku, Shibuya and Shimokitazawa is a great one.

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  • Although Hopkins continued in theatre (most notably at the National Theatre as Lambert Le Roux in Pravda by David Hare and Howard Brenton and as Antony in Antony and Cleopatra opposite Judi Dench as well as in the Broadway production of Peter Shaffer’s Equus, directed by John Dexter) he gradually moved away from it to become more established as a television and film actor. ”

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