Scarlett Johansson recreates Janet Leigh's infamous shower scene from Psycho in the upcoming movie Hitchcock, and the 27-year-old beauty says that although she didn't care about taking it all off on the set, facing Anthony Hopkins wielding a 12-inch kitchen knife was an altogether different story.
"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 tells V magazine. "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."
In select theaters November 23, Hitchcock recounts the struggles of making the title filmmaker's seminal 1960 horror film.
"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," continues Scarlett. "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."