Scarlett Johansson was scared to death when she shot the infamous shower scene from Psycho for her new film Hitchcock, because of co-star Anthony Hopkins.
Scarlett, who plays actress Janet Leigh in the film, says that she didn’t mind stripping down and getting all wet to film the iconic scene — but she did have trouble getting Hopkins’ portrayal of cannibalistic Silence Of The Lambs serial killer Hannibal Lecter out of her head — something that actually helped her nail the scene.
“Hmm, how did I prepare? Well, I just prepared myself to get very, very wet,” she tells V Magazine. “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…” she adds. “But that’s what he does! As much as Anthony Hopkins is a pussycat, he’s terrifying. Maybe I watched Silence of the Lambs too many times when I was a kid. Maybe I was having some flashbacks. So I didn’t need too much preparation for the scene.”
Hitchcock, which focuses on the life of the legendary director and the behind-the-scenes happenings while he was filming his 1959 classic Psycho, opens November 23. Check out ScarJo’s full interview in the December issue of V Magazine and at V Magazine.com
Scarlett was spotted yesterday with the wig back on in Glasgow, back in front of cameras for ‘Under The Skin’ reshoots. But don’t panic! Reshoots are usually a scheduled part of any production, so don’t let this make you think the movie is in trouble! Scheduling and other factors could have also added to the long gap between wrapping and re-shoots (not to mention that it looks like the scenes involve colder weather, which they likely couldn’t capture earlier in the year).
The film shot last year, has been in post-production ever since, and we figured it might cross the finish line soon, but it appears there is still more work to be done on the movie. Let’s hope it gets a release date as soon as possible! I personally can’t wait to see it!
Actresses Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington star in a new ad that highlights Mitt Romney’s positions on women’s health issues and criticizes the Republican Party for pushing legislation to “redefine” rape and force women to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds.
The ad, released by MoveOn.org Political Action and funded via contributions from more than 12,000 of the group’s members, is produced and directed Rob Reiner and his wife, Michele Reiner. “A Romney/Ryan administration would eviscerate women’s rights,” said Reiner in a statement. “We’d be talking about getting rid of abortion, birth control, access to health care screenings. As a husband, son and father, I can’t stand by and let this happen.”
In the commercial, which will air during shows primarily viewed by women, Longoria, Johansson and Washington make a direct appeal to the camera, encouraging women to familiarize themselves with where a Romney-Ryan administration stands on abortion and to vote for President Barack Obama. All three actresses have been vocal supporters of the president’s reelection campaign and all spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention last month.
The spot comes a week after Romney debuted a softer position toward abortion, stating in an interview that as president he would not push for anti-abortion legislation. His campaign was quick to walk back those comments, emphasizing that the Republican presidential nominee would “of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life.” The Obama campaign also released an ad in response to remind women of Romney’s past statements that he would “get rid of” federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
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