Tippi Hedren On Alfred Hitchcock Biopic 'The Girl': 'I Worry They Will Not Portray Me As Strong As I Was '
Last December, Sienna Miller was cast as actress Tippi Hedren in the Alfred Hitchcock biopic "The Girl." The film follows the director's obsessive relationship with Hedren while they filmed "The Birds" and "Marnie."
The real-life Tippi, now 82 years old, has already given her approval of the biopic and the casting of Miller. However, she still has a few worries about the project.
"I am thrilled Sienna is playing me. She is terrific for the part," Hedren told the Daily Mail. "[However] If I have one reservation about the film, it is that I worry they will not portray me as as strong a character as I was -- and still am. I had to be extremely strong to fight off Mr Hitchcock."
The odd dynamic between Hedren and Hitchcock has been well documented. The horror genius attempted to control Tippi, and was, as she describes, "insistent and obsessive." The two stopped working together after "Marnie," with Hedren quitting due to Alfred's behavior.
"He wanted to possess me completely... There were so many wonderful films we could have made together but it was all thrown away because of his mindless lust," she said.
"The Girl," starring Miller and Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock, will be broadcast on BBC Two sometime in 2012. In addition to "Girl," another Hitchcock biopic, "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho," starring Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh and Anthony Hopkins as Hitch, is set for a 2013 release date.
You can read more about Hedren and her thoughts on Hitchcock over on the Daily Mail.
[via Daily Mail]
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