Sienna Miller on Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren Relationship

Actress Sienna Miller attends "21 Bridges" World Premiere at the AMC Lincoln Square theatre in New York, NY, November 19, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

Miller mirrored on her portrayal of Tippi Hedren’s poisonous relationship along with her director in 2012’s “The Lady” as a part of the Montclair Movie Pageant.

Sienna Miller bought a style of what the Hitchcock Blonde expertise would possibly’ve been like when she portrayed Tippi Hedren in 2012’s HBO film “The Girl” in regards to the making of “The Birds” and the filmmaker’s torturous strategies. Alfred Hitchcock notoriously held management over Hedren’s profession with a seven-year contract, and reportedly made her life a dwelling hell on the set of “The Birds” and “Marnie,” the one two movies they did collectively after Hitch plucked her out of a Sego industrial.

Whereas Miller stated she’s by no means skilled any abuse in her profession firsthand, she nonetheless discovered resonance within the function, as she stated whereas reflecting on Hedren’s damaging relationship along with her director, and the way Hedren’s story would possibly play out right this moment, throughout a latest Montclair Movie Pageant Q&A.

“With certain directors, there’s an element of control. I tend to respond really positively to nurturing warmth and support, but there are directors who have gotten performances out of me by doing the opposite,” stated Miller, who was attending the competition nearly to help her new film “Wander Darkly.” “Nothing on the level of Hitchcock and Tippi. That was a really, really traumatizing, appalling experience for her. And not only how he treated her in the making of those films but in the aftermath. He kept her under contract. He wouldn’t release her to work with Godard and Truffaut, etc. who we were all trying to hire her, but just kept her for 10 years under this contract and watched her grow old, without making anything. It was very sadistic.”

Miller added, “Thankfully I think the world has changed enough where if anybody even attempted that kind of abuse, there is an army of women that would come out and fight it. And I feel very fortunate to be working in these times, because I think that story is not uncommon of that era. You really belonged to the studio that you were assigned to and, essentially, to the director.”

Miller stated that she’s by no means been confronted with any “sexual abuse” in her profession. “But there was yelling, and there was inappropriate behavior. I do remember when I was younger going for auditions. You’d do do the tape, and they’d seem disinterested, but then they’d make you turn around and film your whole body, and zoom in… people are a lot more careful,” she stated.

“Wander Darkly” will likely be launched by Lionsgate in December in choose theaters and on VOD, and it’s at the moment taking part in digital festivals, together with Montclair and AFI Fest.

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