What Jamie Lee Curtis thinks of ScarJo playing her mom
November 23rd, 2012
01:01 PM ET

What Jamie Lee Curtis thinks of ScarJo playing her mom

Anthony Hopkins wasn't the only "Hitchcock" star who was sensitive about his new role.

When Scarlett Johansson picked up the gig of playing "Psycho" actress Janet Leigh in the Sacha Gervasi-directed feature about the making of Alfred Hitchcock's seminal 1960 thriller, she wanted to make sure Leigh's daughters, Jamie Lee and Kelly Curtis, were OK with it.

"She wanted to just make sure that we understood as Janet's adult daughters and grandchildren that she was treating this with a lot of respect," Jamie Lee told CNN at "Hitchcock's" premiere earlier this week. "She was treating this with a lot of gravitas, she was taking this very seriously, and she wanted us to know that."

Like Hopkins and Helen Mirren, who plays Alfred Hitchcock's wife Alma Reville in the film, Johansson was aware that portraying a real person on screen can be tricky.

"This wasn't something where she was not aware of the oddness of portraying someone who has living children," Jamie Lee continued. "She was hoping that we would appreciate that and that it would come out in the work."

"Also it was a time of transition for Hitchcock and our mother, and I think this film addresses that," Kelly added. "She wanted to make sure that that was portrayed correctly."

It's clear Johansson wanted to nail the look, as well.

"Scarlett sent me a photograph ... early on in the production where they had a picture of her and a picture of Janet in the car," Jamie Lee recalled, "and it was ... it was really the first moment I said to my sister, 'OK, this will be interesting.'"

soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. lol

    a way of referring to your dic without the extra letters

    November 30, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. just returned that is why


    November 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. similar to

    scooby d oooo

    November 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. alot of d's

    let me know

    November 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jd

    Didn't know about Curtis's mom in Psycho. No woder JaLeCu has roles in so many scary movies. Like what I did there w/ the JaLeCu? Also, Kelly who??

    November 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. i love jaimie lee curtis

    her message is self confidence you can still be s*xy at her age.....i love that..mark harmon said she's a hot gal.
    he was liking her during filming of ncis.....then again mark harmon is confident as a man so this is a completely
    different level of a real man.

    November 29, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. CaraComments

    She probably said "thank God it's not Lindsay Lohan".

    November 26, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bruce

    Just cut off the pic at the neck – and presto it's TONY.

    November 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Peach

    Scarlett Johannson = no talent

    November 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alice in Wonderland

      You cannot be serious about Scarlett! I revere her work and make a point in watching movies she's in. I particularly appreciate her non pretentious, humble approach to all the roles she plays. I have a profound respect for her, both as an extremely accomplished actress and as a human being.

      November 28, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. your are so right brian

    November 26, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  11. Rachel Andrew

    When is the Media going to stop with the lazy and ridiculous name abbreviations and respect the artists full name? Scarlett Johansson is a credible actress in her own right and deserves to be addressed as such.

    November 25, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Brian Jud

    Call me crazy, but I don't think this article says how Jamie Lee Curtis actually feels about it

    November 24, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Good going Jaimie!

    i thought the dress was heaven–

    November 23, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. anna

    Sorry but I think the dress is awful!

    Perhaps if it wasnt off her shoulders it might be better but as it is I really think she looks bad.

    I like Jaime very much, but not in this dress.

    November 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dick

    I've always liked Jamie Lee Curtis. She is very authentic, and has aged with grace & dignity. She is who she is, and doesn't put on airs. More women should follow her example, and just be themselves.

    November 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Jamie has lot alot of weight ...

    she looks great...

    November 23, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Jaime Lee Curtis looks fabulous...

    i saw her the full length of that dress its amazing her body looks great an she embraces her age–she is also mark harmons love interest on ncis. lol

    November 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |

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