Scarlett Johansson's Hitchcock shower worries

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A biographical drama film centered on the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of Psycho, spanning from Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein, the real-life inspiration for the character of Norman Bates, to the release of the groundbreaking film in 1960.
January 29th, 2013

Scarlett Johansson worried about her shower scene in 'Hitchcock'.

The actress plays 'Psycho' star Janet Leigh in the biopic about famed director Sir Alfred Hitchcock (Sir Anthony Hopkins) and his wife Alma Reville (Dame Helen Mirren) during the making of his seminal classic, and she admits to being cautious about tackling Janet's iconic shower scene in the horror film.

In an interview with Italian magazine, L'Espresso, she said: ''At first I didn't really think about it, but as the day of the shower scene came closer, I started to worry.

''I kept watching that scene [from 'Psycho'] over and over and I have to say that it was very hard to get in the part of an actress who plays the part of a real star.

''A star pierces the screen and you can't take your eyes off of her. I am just someone who's lucky enough to have a job she loves. I don't even really know what to do when I'm not working.''

The Sacha Gervasi-directed film - which depicts Alfred and Alma's marital issues while making the 1960 horror classic - also stars Jessica Biel and Toni Collette.