[Movies] Scarlett Johansson Says She Wasn't Nervous About Filming Shower Scene in Hitchcock Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 11.07.2012
The crew was more nervous than her...
Scarlett Johansson says she wasn't nervous about the prospect of filming a re-enactment of the famous Psycho shower scene for the upcoming biopic Hitchcock. Johansson, who plays Janet Leigh in the film, told V Magazine that the crew was actually more concerned with modesty than she was.
"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," she said. "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."
She did note that she ended up legitimately scared once the filming began though, saying, "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. 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."