Once upon a time, Scarlett Johansson starred in a movie that portrayed the making of Alfred Hitchcock’s terrifying classic, Psycho. Unfortunately, it seems that things became overwhelming for Johansson during a particular scene where she had to act alongside veteran actor Anthony Hopkins to recreate the memorable moment.
Scarlett Johansson recently shared her thoughts on Anthony Hopkins’ performance as Alfred Hitchcock. In an interview, she expressed her admiration for Hopkins’ ability to capture the essence of the iconic director. Johansson was impressed by how Hopkins approached the role with sensitivity and nuance, bringing a new level of depth to the character. She also praised his commitment to the role, noting that he immersed himself in research and preparation to ensure an accurate portrayal. Overall, Johansson had high praise for Hopkins’ performance and felt it added to the success of the film.
The 2012 film Hitchcock delved into the behind-the-scenes events of the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock’s creation of the iconic movie Psycho. One of the pivotal moments in the movie featured actress Scarlett Johansson portraying the role of Janet Leigh. In a particularly intense scene, Anthony Hopkins, who played the role of Hitchcock, rehearsed the infamous shower sequence with Johansson. It required a lot of courage for Johansson to perform alongside Hopkins in this scene.
During her interview with V Magazine, Johansson discussed her time filming a scene alongside Anthony Hopkins in which he held a 12-inch kitchen knife as Hitchcock. Although she was courageous, Johansson admitted that Hopkins still frightened her despite his gentle demeanor. She explained that her fear stemmed from her childhood memories of watching the movie Silence of the Lambs. Interestingly, the rest of the crew also felt nervous about the scene but for varying reasons.
While filming a particular scene for Hitchcock, the crew felt uneasy due to limited time and the presence of water. There were concerns about an actor getting wet and their modesty being compromised, but Scarlett Johansson and Janet Leigh were not bothered by such worries. Interestingly, before taking on her role in the film, Johansson auditioned for it during a meeting with the film’s director, Sacha Gervais, where she ended up rehearsing with him and Tony Hopkins. After some changes to the script, Johansson agreed to be part of the project and even sought out Jamie Lee Curtis’ approval since she played Curtis’ mother, Janet Leigh, in the film. Curtis praised Johansson’s dedication and approach to the role with respect.