Assuming that Alfred Hitchcock was still with us, it’s highly likely that he would have worked alongside Scarlett Johansson or even pursued her to star in one of his spine-chilling films. Hitchcock, who preferred his leading ladies to be platinum blondes, convinced actresses like Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Kim Novak, Tippi Hedren, and Janet Leigh to be terrified in the name of his art. However, a movie about his marriage was recently promoted at the New York premiere by none other than the ultimate Hitchcock blonde and a stunning brunette in a leading role – the sparkling Jessica Biel. Don’t forget to check out the video below.
If Hitchcock were still around, he would definitely want to include this woman in one of his films. But instead, she’s the lead in a brand new movie that delves into Hitchcock’s personal life and marriage. The film premiered in New York this past Sunday.
It was a night of fashion drama as Jessica Biel and Scarlett Johansson brought their unique styles to the Sunday night premiere.
Famously quoted by Hitchcock himself, he believed that blondes were the best victims due to their pure and innocent appearance that contrasted with the bloody violence surrounding them. Scarlett Johansson, aged 27, takes on the daunting role of Janet Leigh in the upcoming film that delves into the darker side of the famous director’s mind. Playing the mother of another famous actress, Jamie Lee Curtis, Johansson portrays the events leading up to and during the filming of the iconic 1960 movie Psycho. In the film, Leigh’s character meets her untimely demise at the hands of Anthony Perkins’ portrayal of Norman Bates, a walking Freudian nightmare. However, the true villain of the story is revealed to be Hitchcock himself, who went to extreme lengths to capture the perfect shot, even going as far as to wield a knife at Leigh while she was naked in the shower.
Mrs. Timberlake commented on Jessica’s chic outfit choice for the chilly evening in New York City. The actress went for a subtle yet stylish look with a shimmering trouser suit that exuded elegance and sophistication.
Scarlett donned a dress that was unlike any other, with a style that could have belonged to the early 1960s if not for its daringly high hemline.
Scarlett and Jessica were captured in a cast call with their colleagues Toni Collette and Helen Mirren.
Helen chose to wear a stylish outfit that was embroidered with black and gold. Her shoes were peep-toe heels.
Biel, aged 30, delivers great support as she portrays the character of actress Vera Miles, who acted as Leigh’s on-screen sister in the iconic horror movie. Meanwhile, Helen Mirren takes on the significant role of the director’s wife, Alma, as his real-life leading lady. Despite some questionable ruffles on her outfit, the 67-year-old looked stunning as ever, proving that she’s a true red carpet pro. Scarlett also discussed her experience of working with Anthony Hopkins on the Hitch set in an interview with V Magazine.
Toni opted for an elegant cocktail dress, while Jessica turned heads with her stylish blue sheer trousers and cute sandals.
Jessica’s trouser suit is the perfect representation of current fashion trends and is simply outstanding. It can be described as the cat’s pyjamas in terms of elegance and style.
A moment of great pride occurred when Sacha Gervasi, who happens to be the father of Geri Halliwell’s daughter Bluebell, arrived at the set with his girlfriend Jessica de Rothschild. During one particular scene, everyone on set was feeling the nerves, as it involved water and nobody wanted the actor to get wet. Modesty became a concern for some, but for one actress, Janet Leigh, it was never an issue. She believed in being brave and facing any challenges that came her way, much like when she had to get into the shower and face Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, who was jabbing her in the face with a 12-inch kitchen knife. The actress admitted that even though Hopkins is a pussycat, he can be terrifying, and she didn’t require too much preparation for the scene, as she may have watched Silence of the Lambs too many times as a child.
Hitchcock’s classic film, Psycho, had a profound impact on the world of cinema. One scene in particular, which occurs early on in the movie, is especially unsettling. The film explores the origins of this iconic scene and how it came to be.
Leigh can be heard yelling while taking a shower at the Bates Motel.